Siddharth Malhotra has stepped into the limelight with his big Bollywood debut in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year, alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. A promising newcomer who has wowed the audiences with his spectacular performance in the film, Siddharth was handpicked by his mentor, Karan Johar, for the role in the film. In Student of the Year, Siddharth plays Abhimanyu Singh, a middle class boy with big dreams and ambitions. After enrolling at an esteemed educational academy on a sports scholarship, Abhimanyu crosses paths with Shanaya Singhania (Alia Bhatt) and her boyfriend Rohan Nanda (Varun Dhawan). Together, the three face the ups and downs of campus life, fall in love, fight and break up.
As expected, Siddharth has indeed managed to grab hearts across the country and internationally with his performance. The 28-year-old has gathered a tremendous fan-base, mostly compromising of teenagers. With such fame come a bunch of rumors of dating, most of which are usually baseless and untrue. Siddharth has been rumored to be dating a Costa Rican model and has also been linked to his 19-year-old co-star, Alia Bhatt. “Aaah, no I am not involved with anyone right now and there is no dating-shating happening. People who have been in this journey of mine are my family members and very close friends. Beyond that there is no one else in my close relation with,” said Siddharth.
Alia too beat down these rumors of Siddharth being her boyfriend saying, “My father (Mahesh Bhatt) had warned me that this would happen. I was prepared for these speculations. What I’m worried about is the expectations. People are just waiting to write you off. I’ve got this platform at an early age. Many girls would want to be in my shoes. I don’t want such false rumors of dating, boyfriend-Girlfriend etc to overshadow my work.”