Mumbai, March 21 -- Rumour mills have been abuzz about the alleged relationship of Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra.
According to sources, the couple has been together for over four months now. Recently, rumours were rife that Sidharth gifted Alia an expensive present on her birthday (March 15), while on his birthday (January 16), the couple had apparently partied till the wee hours in Goa.
Recently, they even attended fashion designer Masaba Gupta's engagement to producer Madhu Mantena. And on Wednesday (March 18), they were photographed leaving (though, separately) a suburban theatre.
Now, we've been told that ever since the first look of Sidharth's next, produced by Karan Johar, released, Alia hasn't stopped raving about it.
An insider reveals, "Alia was shooting for a film earlier last week. She was talking to some people about how she found Sidharth's new rugged look very 'cool', and now according to her, he's one of the few actors who have been able to pull it off with ease. She was talking about the hard work he has put into achieving the right physique."
The insider adds that Alia even praised him in front of her friends. The source says, "Apart from the personal equation they share, professionally, too, Alia thinks that his work will pay off and his new look for the film, in which he plays a wrestler, will be taken well by the audience."
The insider says that between the two, Sidharth is the more reserved one, but Alia doesn't shy away from praising him. In fact, she had publicly praised him even after the duo had shot an ad together.