NEHA & HI­MANSH RE­FUTE RO­MANCE RU­MOURS

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - HTCITY TIME OUT - Sa­marth Goyal ■ sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

What’s brew­ing be­tween singer Neha Kakkar and ac­tor Hi­mansh Kohli, you won­der? Well, re­ports sug­gest­ing a ro­mance be­tween the two have been do­ing the rounds for a few months. And Neha and Hi­mansh’s cute In­sta­gram pho­tos to­gether have seem­ingly con­firmed the ru­mour. How­ever, the two “best friends” say that they “adore each other” but there’s noth­ing ro­man­tic be­tween them.

“Hon­estly, we just keep on laugh­ing about these re­ports,” says Neha. “I don’t think there’s any­thing wrong in what they are say­ing, but it’s not true. Two best friends can to­tally say they love and adore each other, with­out any mean­ing of ro­mance,” she adds. They are not just seen to­gether in real life, but reel too! Neha and Hi­mansh star as a cou­ple in the mu­sic video of the new song, Oh Hum­sa­far. The vo­cals are by Neha and her el­der brother, Tony Kakkar, who has also com­posed the track.

Re­call­ing his first out­ing with Neha, Hi­mansh, who starred in Yaariyan (2014) and Ranchi Diaries (2017), says, “I had to meet Neha and her brother for some work, and I wanted to dis­cuss some songs for one of my movies. So, it was a work meet­ing. But af­ter a cou­ple of our pho­tos got out, I got a call from my friends ask­ing me if I had got­ten en­gaged.” He shares an­other in­ci­dent when false re­ports led his par­ents to be­lieve that he had mar­ried Neha. “This year, Ma­hashiv­ra­tri hap­pened to be on Valen­tine’s Day. So, we posted a snap to­gether. Valen­tine’s is not only about boyfriend-girl­friend; even two friends can cel­e­brate it. But peo­ple thought that we’ve mar­ried each other on Ma­hashiv­ra­tri. My fa­ther called me and he was like, ‘Beta, why have you mar­ried with­out in­form­ing us. We wouldn’t have said no’. That felt a bit bad... that they be­lieved some­thing that was not true,” he says.

How­ever, apart from that, Neha and Hi­mansh are least both­ered about the ru­mours. “We might have been af­fected had we been dat­ing. Since he is sin­gle, and so am I, we have got noth­ing to worry about,” says Neha.

Two best friends can to­tally say they love and adore each other, with­out any mean­ing of ro­mance. We might have been af­fected had we been dat­ing. NEHA KAKKAR SINGER

PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT

Neha Kakkar and Hi­mansh Kohli star in the video of Neha s new song, Oh Hum­sa­far

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