Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are the “hook-up of 2018”, if designer Manish Malhotra’s words are anything to go by. The two are finally working together in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, and it has sent rumour mills into a tizzy.
In the past, Alia has been very vocal about her massive crush on Ranbir and even expressed her desire to marry him. Alia reminisced about her first interaction with Ranbir on Karan Johar’s chat show in 2013.
She said, “I remember the first time I spoke to Ranbir. You (Karan Johar) called him up when Rockstar just released and you said, ‘Here, talk to Ranbir. Tell him how much you love him’. And I spoke so much rubbish. I was just talking non-stop, and he was like, ‘Yeah, that’s very nice, Alia.'”
“Obviously, I have hung out with him after that, and I still think he is really adorable. And I still want to marry him,” the Dear Zindagi actress went on to add.
Incidentally, Ranbir was then in a relationship with Katrina Kaif, but Alia was unfazed by it. When Karan asked Alia if Katrina was aware of her plans to marry Ranbir, she said, “Everybody knows my plans. I have gone on record and I have said it. I’m very open about it except to Ranbir.”
Now that Ranbir and Alia are working together in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, the grapevine is abuzz with speculation that there is a romance brewing between them. The rumours gained momentum when Ranbir and Alia entered Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s reception together.
Interestingly, they crossed paths with Ranbir’s ex-girlfriend Katrina at the reception. But if you thought that Alia and Katrina’s friendship had soured because of the former’s closeness with Ranbir, you were wrong. Karan Johar took to Instagram to share a selfie of himself with Katrina, Alia and Gauri Khan, putting an end to rumours of a spat.