Arjun Kapoor quashes link-up rumours with Athiya


Off late Arjun Kapoor and Athiya Shetty occupied the gossip columns for their close link-up. However, the ‘Ki and Ka’ actor trashes the link-up rumour with Athiya in an interview. Arjun said that Athiya is her sister’s friends and they have known each other for many years.

"She (Athiya) is my sister's friend. People forget that you can have friends in the industry and that it is a normal thing. I have known her for many years. I don't understand why there is (a) sudden speculation," Arjun told PTI.

"But it is embarrassing to get linked to someone you have known for a long time. She (Athiya) is a sweet girl," the actor added.

The 30-year-old actor said that he is used to such media gossips, "Media saw us (Athiya and I) together at a party so it all started (dating rumours). It is part and parcel of the film industry. The speculation is normal. I am getting used to it as that it is how things happen," Arjun adds.

The 'Gunday' actor also said that such stories  least effect the relationship between two persons.

"It doesn't spoil relationship as we know the truth. Media gets paid to write it and it is normal and it is their job. It doesn't affect our personal relationship just because something is written in papers. It is fickle if you get affected by a third person writing about it," he added.

Arjun Kapoor at the same time refused to comment on the B-town relationships falling apart. When he was asked about the break-ups in Bollywood, he says, "I am no relationship expert. I am not good with relationships so I should be the last person to be asked such things."

Arjun thinks it is unfair to comment on someone else's personal life. "It is unfair to say anything on what went wrong between two people (as) it is a private matter. We should respect the privacy of people. It is demeaning to talk about their life," he added.

Currently, Arjun is basking in the joy of 'Ki & Ka' success.