A while ago, a photo of Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan chilling in New York surfaced on the internet and went viral in no time. Earlier this year, the duo had attended the Global Teacher Prize event in Dubai together. So this recent picture only added to the rumours of their alleged relationship.
When the popular daily Hindustan Times quizzed Ranbir’s dad Rishi Kapoor about this entire episode, he said:
“I have also seen the picture this morning itself. It doesn’t concern me, so please keep me out. Ask the one who is there in the picture. I only saw them on Twitter, not on Instagram or Facebook, because I am only on Twitter. It’s not that I saw these pictures before or I know anything about this already. You see, Ranbir is a young star, he is unmarried, he’s a bachelor. He can meet anybody whoever he wants to, and if people are going to invade in his privacy, it’s not done. And I can’t say anything about all this because he’s a young man and he has the choice of meeting any girl.”
When probed further about his son’s recent link-up stories, he added:
“How do we know that here’s something more to this picture? He could have met her just outside there. They must have been in a restaurant or a place where they cannot smoke, that’s why they are smoking outside. In US, they have really strict rules that don’t allow smoking in public places. I can’t say anything more because I don’t know anything more than that. If they were dating or seeing each other, wouldn’t people in Mumbai know? If they met in New York in July when Ranbir was shooting for Hirani’s film, wouldn’t we all know by now? Would we not have new pictures here in Mumbai? So, these rumours are only dumb.”