Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt, who made their Bollywood debut in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year, were once rumoured to be dating each other. While the actors never made their relationship public, they had dropped many hints about the same. They reportedly started dating in 2016, but parted ways a year later.
When Karan Johar asked Sidharth about his relationship with Alia on his chat show, Koffee With Karan, the Aiyaary actor replied, “I don’t think it’s bitter (his relationship with Alia post the split). We haven’t really met after that, to be honest. And it’s civil. It’s been a while and it happens... just like any other relationship.”
He further added, “I have known her for much longer. I did know her much before, even before we were dating. So, it’s not like we met as a particular boyfriend-girlfriend thing. I think it’ll remain. It’s just a matter of us coming back.”
Now after Sidharth, Alia has opened up about the same. In an interaction with DNA, Alia talked about the Aiyaary actor's comment on the chat show and said, “Yes, I have watched the episode. Sid and I did meet actually. They had shot the episode much before we met so he must have said that. But we have obviously met recently and it was extremely normal.”
About their current equation, she replied, ''I have a lot of love and respect for Sid. We started off together in the industry. I have known him for a long time and there’s too much history between us. Honestly, there will never be issues. I have nothing but just positivity in my heart for him. I’m sure he wishes the same as well. We have witnessed several milestones of our lives together. He spoke about meeting and chatting and we were fine. There are no bad vibes.''
When asked if it’s possible to stay friends with an ex, the Raazi actor answered, “Yes, absolutely, why not? If two individuals can come to terms with whatever has happened and don’t keep things in their heart, it’s definitely possible,” she added.
Well, the two are now happy in their own lives. While Alia is dating Ranbir, Sidharth is rumoured to be dating Tara Sutaria.
On the professional front, Alia will be next seen in Brahmastra opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Sidharth, on the other hand, will be seen next in Jabariya Jodi opposite Parineeti Chopra.