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Sidharth Malhotra reacts to rumours of break-up with Alia Bhatt


A daily said that the two were no longer on talking terms, and hinted that Malhotra's friendship with A Gentleman co-actor Jacqueline Fernandez could be the reason for the fallout.

Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra. Photo: Shutterbugs Images

Mayur Lookhar

Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt have been rumoured to be romatically linked, but neither have spoken about their relationship publicly.

When DNA newspaper reported of an alleged breakup, and Malhotra was asked about the same, he said, "Alia and I break up? For what? Breaking tables and chairs?"

The daily said that the two were no longer on talking terms, and hinted that Malhotra's friendship with A Gentleman co-actor Jacqueline Fernandez could be the reason for the fallout. Malhotra was speaking to the media at the launch of the song 'Bandook Meri Laila' from A Gentleman.

Commenting on his friendship with Fernandez, Malhotra said, "Barring Akshay Kumar (his co-star in 2015 release Brothers), all my co-actors and I have been items."

He further added, "It's sad that going out for meals and chilling together has such connotations in this universe. Apparently, comfort between co-stars is suggestive of something more than a good working rapport. People in show business aren't given the leeway to be normal."

Fernandez was linked to filmmaker Sajid Khan many years ago, but has been keeping a low profile on the personal front. Bhatt has been previously linked with Varun Dhawan, who made his debut with her and Malhotra in Karan Johar's Student Of The Year (2012).

A Gentleman will be released on 25 August.