Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt (is there a mononym for them yet?) are the hottest new couple in town. Everybody wants to know what the duo do individually and together. The paps can’t get enough of them and there are journalists whose careers are based on covering what they do. So what do we know about Ranbir Alia?
That they’re ridiculously in love.
Well, duh. The way Ranbir and Alia look at each other is proof enough of their love for each other. Both actors have had short relationships with co-stars in the industry (alleged, anyway) and they genuinely seem happy with each other.
Of course, we know that mom Neetu Kapoor approves of this relationship.
So when did it begin? With most things in Bollywood, it was first mentioned on Karan Johar’s Koffee couch. On a 2014 episode of Koffee With Karan, Alia Bhatt confessed about her crush on the actor.
“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’,” she said.
“Obviously, I have hung out with him after that,” Alia went on to say. “I still think he is really adorable. And I still want to marry him,” she added.
And when did we get to know that Ranbir Alia was a thing?
There were rumours (of course, there were rumours) of the two dating during the shoot for Brahmastra but we only really got to know when Miss Bhatt posted images of herself on Instagram and crediting them to Kapoor.
Ranbir Alia made their first official public appearance together in May of 2018 at the much-tweeted-about #SonamKiShaadi. Then, of course, Kapoor went on record in a GQ interview where he confirmed the relationship.
“It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to overspeak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space. As an actor, as a person, Alia is – what’s the right word? – flowing right now. When I see her work, when I see her act, even in life, what she gives is something that I’m aspiring to for myself. It’s new for us, so let it cook a bit,” the actor had said.
That’s when we knew that Ranbir Alia was a thing. Then, of course, there was that season 6 episode on Koffee With Karan where Bhatt appeared with Ranbir’s ex-flame Deepika Padukone. This was where Bhatt admitted that Ranbir Alia had been a thing for almost a year now.
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