‘NO, I AM NOT ALIA’S BOYFRIEND’
Actor Sidharth Malhotra dismisses reports that he’s dating actor Alia Bhatt
Actor Alia Bhatt, 22, may have referred to actor Sidharth Malhotra, 30, as her “boyfriend” in a recent interview. However, even as reports of a romantic link between the two grow stronger, Sidharth denies having an affair with her.
A report said that Alia cried on watching her ‘boyfriend’ Sidharth’s new film…
Where has it come out? I have no clue. Yes, she was at the screening. And she did feel bad during the climax scene – which was her favourite she told me – and felt the pain when I broke my shoulder. I am taking it as a compliment that I could make somebody feel the pain when I was ‘lying’ on screen.
Is the ‘boyfriend’ part also true?
There’s truth to her crying bit, but there’s no truth to the boyfriend bit (smiles). I just know that she came for the screening, enjoyed it and cried at the end.
When you were asked questions about Alia recently, you said you are a ‘professional’ liar. What does that mean?
I think all actors are professional liars. Someone asked me, ‘are you seeing Alia?’ So I said, ‘of course. I am. I have seen so much of her while shooting in Coonoor with her for our latest film. We had a great time and shot after many years.’ But aren’t actors professionally lying on screen? If I kill a person in EK Villian (2014), I didn’t kill him for real.
So ‘professional’ liar works in real life too?
The ‘professional’ liars bit isn’t part of my real life. But yes, it does when you ask about my personal life (smiles).
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
It’s too early to say anything. Even I am figuring it out. But the fun part is the journey to go through different experiences, films and learn to try and push it further. I am aiming for much more than the sky. I am extremely ambitious and driven.
There’s no truth to the boyfriend bit (smiles). I just know that she came for the screening, enjoyed it and cried at the end Sidharth Malhotra, actor