Varun Dhawan BREAKS SILENCE on link up rumours with Alia Bhatt – Varun asserts Alia is just a friend…Read on
They started their careers together with Student of The Year (2012), and ever since, there have been numerous stories linking Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt together. But the young lad isn’t losing sleep over rumours and speculation. “It’s all good. Alia and I have worked together, and we enjoy working with one another. I did my first film with her and we recently shot our third film together. So, it’s all nice and it’s always lovely working with her. People enjoy watching us together, which is the most important thing. At the end of the day, Alia is a friend of mine,” Varun told HT Cafe.
In late 2016, there was buzz that Alia and Varun had been on a lunch date while shooting for Badrinath Ki Dulhania in Singapore. Back then, Alia told the tabloid that unlike other stories, this rumour had “bothered” her. Dhawan Jr said, “Yes, it was very upsetting for me too. And it’s purely due to the fact that Alia and I were working extremely hard on the film. We were conscious about the fact that we were pairing up for the third time, and so, we were like, ‘we should do something novel and unique.'”
Varun says that they were “really concentrating” on their work and were putting in many hours every day with the director. “And when these things come in, sometimes, it makes your work look frivolous. It makes people say things like, ‘yaar, yeh log yahi kar rahein hain.’ It got irritating at that point, but now, it’s fine. It’s part and parcel of being an actor, and you also take such things with a pinch of salt,” says Varun. The actor adds that he is “completely disconnected” when it comes to “who is saying what or who is writing what,” he told the paper.