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.

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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.”

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