Alia out, ‘mystery girl’ in: Has Sidharth found another partner?2,556 views
While Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt have never openly admitted that they are in a relationship, sources close to them have always maintained that they are a couple.
However, with reports of their constant fights making headlines, it was rumoured that there was trouble in paradise and the duo has gone separate ways. It seems that the actor has already moved on.
Last week, Sidharth was spotted at a Bandra restaurant on a dinner date with a mystery girl . Later, the two were seen zipping to the actor’s home. Who is that girl, Sid?
Malhotra was born in Delhi, into a Punjabi family, to Sunil, a former employee of the Indian Merchant Navy, and Rimmi Malhotra, a homemaker. He was schooled at Delhi’s Don Bosco School and Birla Vidya Niketan, and later attended Shaheed Bhagat Singh College. At the age of 18, Malhotra began modelling. Although he was successful, he decided to quit after four years because he was dissatisfied with the profession. Interested to pursue an acting career, he successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha. However, the film was shelved, following which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film My Name Is Khan.
In 2012, Malhotra made his acting debut with Johar’s Student of the Year alongside Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. He was cast as Abhimanyu Singh, a scholarship student of limited financial means, who competes with his wealthy best friend Rohan (played by Dhawan) to win an annual school championship. Film critic Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN considered Malhotra’s performance to be “earnest”, adding that he had “a pleasing presence.” Student of the Year was a financial success, grossing ₹700 million (US$10 million) domestically.
Malhotra was next paired opposite Parineeti Chopra and Adah Sharma for the romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), which tells the love story of a drug-abusing scientist and an under-confident aspiring businessman. Mohar Basu of Koimoi found his performance to be “restrained” and described his chemistry with Chopra as “lively” and “heartfelt”; Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised his screen presence and compared it to the early work of Amitabh Bachchan. The film performed moderately well at the box office, with global revenues of ₹620 million (US$9.2 million).