Sidharth Malhotra was spotted in recent pics of Alia Bhatt’s London holiday. So are they still a couple? Were they ever dating to begin with, or was it all an elaborate ruse to boost Sid’s image? The questions remain and we will possibly never know the truth. In his own simple, quiet way, the KAPOOR & SONS hunk refuses to provide grist to the gossip mills. Speaking about why actors choose not to speak about their relationships and go to great lengths to hide them, he opined that it is actually not a big deal as to who is dating whom. However, for majority of the audiences and the media, such news becomes a huge item of gossip. In Sid’s view, it is simply a ploy to fill pages and air time. He shares that he has seen this play out even in the case of fellow actors who have split with their partners. Interest buzzes as their images are splashed around and opinions float around about why the break-up happened, why the couple was together in the first place and who the third person is – all this, Sid confesses, really gets his goat. He believes that if India was cool and people didn’t make a big deal about break-ups, actors too would be cool about talking about their relationships. We have to confess, he does have a point…
In a similar vein, he points out that break-ups and cheating happen in every profession but it’s in the film industry that bears the brunt of its so-called image and is immediately branded. In fact, he believes that it is more rampant in other professions because people are not in the public eye and can do just about anything secretly. As stars, they can hardly move about without getting clicked and talked about.
All the rumours do have their effect, especially on his naïve parents back home in Delhi. He shares that his mother usually calls up and mentions the latest link-up that was written about him and a B-town gal. Sid replies with a ‘So?’ This leaves Mommy Malhotra a li’l stumped and she adds that it was written that he was with a certain girl. Apparently, his mother knows that if she directly questions him about an alleged affair, he could just snap and shut her down! Hence, she takes the smart route of starting a conversation and leaving it to him to confirm or deny it.
…Wonder how he explained the Alia rumours to Mommy!