Ranbir’s rumoured girlfriend Bharti Malhotra speaks about their alleged affair

Delhi girl Bharti Malhotra, who grabbed limelight last week as the rumoured girlfriend of Ranbir Kapoor, has opened up about her alleged relationship with the newly-single actor.

Speaking to The Times of India, Bharti rubbished all the reports claiming that she is dating the ‘Rockstar’ actor. She said that she is not even a fan of Ranbir and has never met his sister Riddhima Sahni as some reports claimed.

The model and make-up artist said that it caused her a lot of stress in the past week after her name and pictures were splashed in the media as Ranbir Kapoor’s girlfriend. “I don't think I will ever even say that I like him for his work. He may be a good actor, but I have never even liked or followed him like a fan,” Bharti said. “My friends and family know that I don't even know Riddhima, forget about meeting her at a party and her introducing me to Ranbir,” she added.

Bharti told the daily that she has been flooded with calls and messages asking about her relationship with Ranbir. “Last week, I got a call from a friend who asked me if I was dating Ranbir Kapoor. Like any other girl with no connection to Ranbir or even Bollywood, I thought someone was playing a prank on me. Then I got to know that I was being tagged as 'Ranbir's new Delhi-based girlfriend' by a news channel,” she said.

The rumours began to mill when Ranbir was spotted with a ‘mystery’ girl, and then Bharti was assumed to be that girl and the reports with her Facebook images went viral online.

Annoyed with all these, Bharati said, “I have no clue who started this or how this was reported without anyone trying to reach out to me. I did make a few calls to some publications to have the online reports removed. But I realised that some portals were adding juicier, false details to the dating rumour. I did not know how to stop that. Everyone started talking about it, but I have had enough of this."

Bharti also revealed that she has been in a steady relationship with her boyfriend Prateek Chaudhary for the past three years. Both their families know about their relationship and they will be formally engaged soon, she added.