Saqib Saleem re­futes ru­mours of dat­ing Taapsee Pannu

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal

Ac­tor Saqib Saleem (right) has been ro­man­ti­cally linked with ac­tor Taapsee Pannu (in­set) for quite some time now. The ac­tor, how­ever, says that Taapsee is noth­ing more than a “good friend”, and the two have never even thought about dat­ing each other.

“I’m not dat­ing her. Few peo­ple have asked me this ques­tion and this is what I keep telling them. Taapsee is my dear­est friend, and there is noth­ing more than that,” says Saqib, who along with Taapsee fea­tured in a mu­sic video ti­tled Tum Ho Toh Lagta Hain that re­leased in June last year. The two will soon share screen space again in a film.

Buzz of a pos­si­ble ro­mance be­tween the two first sur­faced in Au­gust last year, when tabloids re­ported that they went out for a ro­man­tic din­ner on Taapsee’s birth­day, in Mum­bai. The pho­to­graphs on their so­cial me­dia ac­counts sparked fresh ru­mours. How­ever, Saqib dis­missed th­ese ru­mours.

“Woh bhi Dilli ki laundi hai, aur main bhi Dilli ka launda hun (She is a Delhi girl and I’m a Delhi boy). We are com­fort­able in each other’s com­pany. She has an amaz­ing sense of hu­mour, and I love spend­ing time with her. She is a chilled out per­son,” says the 29-year-old. “I keep telling her that she should be­have like an ac­tor. But she tells me she doesn’t have that vibe, and she can’t be­have that way. That’s why I

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say she is an easy per­son to be with. But, we aren’t dat­ing ex­cept on-screen,” he says. ■ sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

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