Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are the newest (official) couple in Bollywood, and we have to say, we called it. The confirmation came through an interview with Ranbir Kapoor in GQ India’s June issue, where the actor went on record and finally admitted to dating with Alia Bhatt. “It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to over speak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space,” the 35-year-old actor revealed. “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’s new for us, so let it cook a bit.”
Rumors of their relationship have been doing the rounds for a while now. Since the filming of their movie, Brahmastra, began, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been spotted in public on multiple occasions, and not just during their offshore shooting schedules. Their entrance together at Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja’s reception and Bhatt’s Instagram posts the day after only fuelled the gossip mills, but both the actors kept mum about their relationship, until now.
In this latest interview, the Saawariya actor had nothing but affectionate words for Bhatt. On being asked what he thinks is the best thing about being in love, he said, “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.”
While the news may be have expected, if not awaited, Kapoor’s fond words have definitely left fans gushing about the couple. And with Bhatt’s love for sharing her life through Instagram pictures, we can hope to see more from them soon.