- Alia and Ranbir started dating in 2018
- Alia awaits the release of Gangubai Kathiawadi
- Alia and Ranbir will co-star in Brahmastra
Alia Bhatt has adorably worn her heart on her sleeve ever since making her romance with Brahmastra co-star Ranbir Kapoor public. She was typically frank when speaking to NDTV this week. First, however, the backstory - Ranbir, the most reticent of Bollywood stars, made headlines after telling film critic Rajeev Masand in 2020 that had it not been for the pandemic, he and Alia would have married. Reminded of Ranbir's comment by NDTV, Alia agreed that COVID had played spoilsport with the couple's wedding plans; she also added an Alia flourish - wedding or no wedding, she's married to Ranbir in her head and has been for years.
In December 2020, the usually private Ranbir Kapoor stunned fans by telling Rajeev Masand, "It (the wedding) would have already been sealed if the pandemic hadn't hit our lives." Asked by NDTV this week, Alia Bhatt said, "He is right but, in my head, I am married to Ranbir, in fact, I am married to Ranbir in my head for a long time."
"Everything happens for a reason. Whenever we do get married it will work out right and in a beautiful way," Alia Bhatt added.
Alia and Ranbir made dating rumours official when they attended Sonam Kapoor's wedding reception in 2018 as a couple. Since then, they have been spotted together at events and parties; Alia has been pictured visiting the Kapoor bungalow - which is being renovated - with Ranbir and his mother Neetu Kapoor.
Ranbir Kapoor, who is not on social media, recently thrilled the Internet by copying Alia Bhatt's backwards namaste pose from new film Gangubai Kathiawadi when paparazzi asked him how he liked the trailer:
This is the backwards namaste in original:
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor will be seen together in the much-awaited Brahmastra which finally releases this September. Alia's Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is out later this month.