Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra arrive together for ‘Baahubali 2’ screening


Alleged lovebirds Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra arrived together for the special screening of ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, last evening. The desperately-awaited movie finally hit theatres today.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is presenting the Hindi version of the epic drama, had planned a grand premier of the film, but cancelled it as a mark of respect to veteran actor Vinod Khanna passed away yesterday morning. Another special screening was held at Yash Raj Studios which was attended by the ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ director and several of his industry friends.

Of all the celebrities, KJo’s ‘Students of the Year’ stars, Alia and Sidharth grabbed eyeball as they arrived together in the same car. Both of them were casually dressed. Sidharth looked cool in a white tee and denims, while Alia was seen wearing a camouflage shirt. They couple kept themselves busy in conversation with each other, perhaps to avoid facing the flashbulbs.  

The special screening also saw the presence of the film’s lead actor Rana Daggubati, Karan Johar and his mother Hiroo, directors Punit Malhotra, Shakun Batra, Ayan Mukherjee, Karan Malhotra, actor Jugal Hansraj, Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep. Raveena Tandon and husband Anil Thadani, whose A.A. Films is distributing ‘Baahubali’ in collaboration with KJo’s Dharma Productions, also attended the screening among others.

Alia and Sidharth are often seen together these days, and they don’t seem to hide themselves from the paparazzi, although they don’t speak about their relationship. The couple also arrived together at Priyanka Chopra’s home-coming bash recently. While Sidharth took hold of the steering, Alia sat next to him on the passenger seat of the car. Their mentor Karan Johar also came with them in the same car, and was seen occupying the backseat.

Alia’s last movie, ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ opposite Varun Dhawan, was a huge success, and she has some time at hand before she dives into her next project, Ayan Mukherjee’s ‘Dragon’. And the actress is utilising the time to spend quality time with beau Sidharth. Last seen in ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, Sidharth will be next seen romancing Jacqueline Fernandez in ‘Reload’, set to hit screens on August 25.