Are ALIA And RANBIR Really Dating? Or Is it Just a PUBLICITY STUNT?
ALIA BHATT AND RANBIR KAPOOR seem to be the newest couple in town. Are they in love? Or is this just another filmi gimmick? Sumita Chakraborty delves in to find out more.
Okay fine, many moons ago, Alia Bhatt had announced rather grandly on Karan Johar’s show Koffee with Karan that she would like to marry Ranbir Kapoor. At that point it did seem like a pipe dream or a flight of fantasy of a naïve 20-yearold more so as Ranbir Kapoor was living in with Katrina Kaif and was romantically taken by the Sheila Ki Jawani bombshell.
Cut to now: Ranbir and Katrina had called it quits long way back. And now the newest BFF painting the town red ‘n’ all colours of the vibgyor seems to be none-other than Mademoiselle Alia and Ranbir. They’ve been spotted having romantic dinners at the Taj hotel in Colaba, Mumbai. They entered Sonam Kapoor’s wedding venue together and posed happily for the media as a couple. In fact, Katrina said to be Alia’s BFF, was so frazzled by this that she allegedly made a hasty exit from the wedding venue within fifteen minutes. Furthermore, Ranbir even gave up his mandatory Sunday football match with his celeb ‘bro’ hood (he never ever gives this a miss) to make an appearance at the premiere of Alia Bhatt’s Raazi. In fact, when somebody appreciated Alia’s performance in the film, it was Ranbir who very warmly thanked the person on behalf of a blushing Alia. Furthermore at the premiere, Ranbir was seen whispering something to Soni Razdan, Alia Bhatt’s mother, and then whisking off her darling daughter Alia in his car into the sunset… ummm into the narrow by-lanes of Juhu. So what’s cooking? Is this couple, who seem to have thrown all caution to the winds, and are openly canoodling even in front of the media, following the old adage pyaar kiya toh darna kya? Is that why Alia was snapped by shutterbugs entering Ranbir’s home at all times including the wee hours of the morning? The couple, in fact, even spent New year Eve together in Israel where they were supposedly filming Brahmastra.
In fact, unlike other celeb couples, both Ranbir and Alia didn’t seem to have any problems with the camera personnel’s continuously snapping them together. They are indeed very comfortable with each other. As for mama Neetu Kapoor, who supposedly has a problem with all Ranbir’s girlfriends and has been considered a thorn by every girlfriend, she too seemed to have taken a fancy to the Bhatt gal. In fact, she took the trouble to zip off to Europe from amchi Mumbai just to celebrate Alia’s 25th birthday – a feat no other girlfriend of Ranbir can boast of.
So what exactly is the relationship status of Alia and Ranbir? Are they just “good friends” or are there embers of a kindled romance somewhere? … Or (good heavens, not again!) is it just some good ole filmi ‘staged romance’ known to happen in the ‘90s – just for the publicity of their film Brahmastra? According to a source, “It definitely is not a publicity stunt. Both Alia and Ranbir are very straight-forward people. They don’t really give a damn about ‘hiding’ things. They are extremely passionate about their art so obviously, these two beautiful actors have a lot in common. They live, love and breathe films. In fact, both Alia and Ranbir are known to get completely involved in every aspect of their films. They give inputs, sit at creative meetings and give their ‘all’ to their respective films. In this case, both of them are super passionate about their film Brahmastra so obviously they are creatively passionate about every aspect of it.” But this passion for films perhaps fuelled their own chemistry because both Ranbir and Alia look totally into each other. These days, they are always together and one can totally see the ‘liking’ they have for each other. In fact, what is more tangible is the sizzling chemistry between Alia and Ranbir. So though Alia still insists that she and Ranbir’s ex-girlfriend Katrina are BFF’s, the pencil thin crack in their relationship can also be spotted rather clearly in their pictures these days. The camera tends to be rather intuitive, right? Fake smiles and pretended closeness can always be spotted rather clearly. Well, anyway as of now, both Alia and Ranbir refuse to comment on the status quo of their relationship even though they are rather comfy having the shutterbugs snap them together. …Are they dating for real? Or is it a publicity stunt? Only time will tell. As of now, tongues continue to wag about the sizzling chemistry between Alia and Ranbir. Will the couple give a name to their relationship? …Or won’t they?
Both Alia and Ranbir are straightforward people and don’t really give a damn about hiding things.”