An odd sort of war of words, if you will, has been playing out on several social media frontlines – Instagram, Twitter and now Reddit. The opposing factions are Neetu Kapoor, mother of Ranbir, and Suzanne Turquotte, mother of Katrina Kaif. Both moms shared cryptic posts on their Ins tagram accounts and the Internet jury is out on whether or not it was actually an exchange of hostilities. It all began when Neetu Kapoor shared a meme on her Instagram Stories which read: “Just because he dated you for 7 years, it doesn’t mean he will marry you. My uncle studied medicine for 6 years, now he is a DJ.” Nobody would have thought anything of it – had Neetu Kapoor’s son Ranbir and Katrina not dated for about seven years.
To be clear, the meme Neetu Kapoor posted is one that’s commonly used and has been in circulation for a while. An example here:
However, Katrina Kaif fans on social media were quick to take offence at Neetu Kapoor’s post, seeing it as being directed at the Phone Bhoot actress who is now married to Vicky Kaushal. Ms Kapoor once cropped Katrina out of a family photo and several tweets shared after her Instagram Story was shared rejected the possibility that this was a random post. “Years after the breakup she is still taunting her,” read an outraged tweet. The photo crop was brought up as was Deepika Padukone, who dated Ranbir Kapoor before Katrina.
— Mrs Sprightly (@MrsSprightly_) April 8, 2023
At this point I think neetu singh is more obsessed with katrina than kjo being obsessed with nepo babies ?
— fitoori_kudi ✨ (@srk_pankhi) April 8, 2023
Neetu was already exposed when she cropped Katrina out of the group family photo and posted it on IG
I can’t imagine how hurt Katrina must have been.
i am happy that she dodged a bulled. https://t.co/yIaHpNOC1z
— Yuvna (@YUVNA_H) April 9, 2023
reading up on all things neetu/kapoor family and katrina and deepika really dodged a grenade not marrying into that family ?
— ashwin (@MeenammaExpress) April 10, 2023
Not everyone joined the dots to Katrina Kaif:
Neetu Kapoor posted a meme and the whole social media world started assuming that she was dissing Katrina.
Kya wo ek normal meme hai uski tarah samjh ke usko share nhi kr skti???
— Ansh Tandon (@mars_tandon2204) April 10, 2023
The fire, once lit, is now raging on Instagram and Reddit after Katrina’s mother Suzanne Turquotte also posted a quote, this one reading: “I was raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO.” Ms Turquotte’s account is not verified but is followed by Katrina’s sister Isabelle Kaif and stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania. Comments on the post have assumed that it is a response to Neetu Kapoor’s supposed diss. “This is the difference between you and her,” read one comment. “Perfect reply, mama mode on,” read another.
The mother-off, if it is that, is being discussed hotly on a sub-Reddit, Opinion is divided on whether or not Suzanne Turquotte’s post was a “general statement” or “shots fired.”
Both Katrina and Ranbir, who reportedly started dating while filming 2009 movie Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, have moved on – Katrina married Vicky Kaushal in December 2021, Ranbir married Alia Bhatt in April 2022 and their daughter Raha was born in November.