They’re in Love: Mahesh Bhatt on Alia and Ranbir


Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt finally confirmed that his younger daughter and actress Alia Bhatt is dating Ranbir Kapoor.

Talking to The Telegraph, the doting father said, “Well, of course they’re in love. You don’t need to be a genius to get that! I love Ranbir… he’s a great guy. What they do to their relationship is something they’ll have to figure out. Whether it’s heading towards that port called ‘marriage’ — which is an institution that needs to be questioned in the second decade of the 21st century — is something for them to figure out.” 

“I’m no one to hazard a guess when that would happen or which way the relationship is going. It’s life and life needs to be lived on its own terms. Let’s wait and see what tomorrow brings for us,” he added.

Earlier when Mahesh Bhatt was asked to comment on Ranbir-Alia’s relationship, he said, "It's very obvious that [Ranbir-Alia] are making no bones about talking to people about them being intimate. And I don't belong to that category of parents who'd advise their children about their personal choices. Alia is an adult and it's a matter that she has to resolve. It's their life, their space. I respect and admire them for choosing to talk to the world when, and if, they want to do”.

In an interview to GQ magazine, Ranbir Kapoor for the first time admitted being in love with the ‘Raazi’ actor. “It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to over speak. 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 always comes with a lot of excitement. It’s a new person, it comes with new beats. Old tricks become new tricks again — you know, being charming and romantic, all of that. I think I’m more balanced today. I value relationships more. I can appreciate hurt and what it does to a person much more than I could a couple years back”, the ‘Sanju’ actor added.

For quite some time, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor dating rumour are making lots of noise. Their constant outings at social events and dinner date gave rise to the speculation that something special is being cooked between the two heartthrobs.

The couple also attended Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception together and caught everyone’s attention and before that they were spotted on a dinner date together. After the dinner, the duo left together in the same car.

Sometime ago when the actress attended Rajat Sharma’s show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ and asked about dating Ranbir Kapoor, she just blushed.