Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt at Sonam Kapoor’s reception.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have had the rumour mills abuzz and both of them seem “raazi” with all the attention. They made a grand entry together at actress Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception in Mumbai and for a moment all the attention had moved away from the newly-weds to what everyone assumed could be the new couple. Soon after, Alia, who has never shied away from admitting that Ranbir Kapoor has always been her “big crush,” put a picture of them on Instagram, which prompted her instafam to ask ‘why aren’t they dating, already?’ So when we told Ranbir that it’s a dream come true for his Brahamastra co-star to work with her “crush,” the 35-year-old actor said, “Well, I have a boy crush on her now.” It certainly managed to get an “aww” out of Alia’s mentor Karan Johar (also the producer of Brahmastra).
Ranbir Kapoor was all praises for Alia Bhatt’s new film Raazi. He said: “I watched the film one week before release and it blew my mind it’s one of the greatest films ever made in Indian cinema.”
Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar are in New Delhi to announce the 19th IIFA weekend in Bangkok. When asked what were the lessons Karan Johar had learnt from last year’s IIFA gig (remember the ‘Nepotism Rocks’ fiasco?), the filmmaker said: “To keep my mouth shut and open it only when the teleprompter comes out and not give my vishesh tippani on anything on the stage.”
Karan Johar will be hosting the ceremony yet again and Ranbir Kapoor is all set to perform this year. Ranbir also reminisced about IIFA 2012, when his jacket was swapped with his father Rishi Kapoor’s jacket during their performance, which had not amused the 65-year-old actor much.
The IIFA weekend is a three-day Bollywood party… So what does one do when you come face-to-face with someone you are trying to avoid? “I love everyone in Bollywood. I’m very well brought up. I say hello and smile at everyone,” said Karan Johar.
But the host admits his worst fear onstage is when you get stuck with a co-host who only follows the teleprompter blindly and doesn’t get your humour. Now, co-hosting with Karan can be a tough task for anyone.
The IIFA weekend will also see Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra perform onstage together and making his IIFA debut as co-host is the new poster boy of cool, Kartik Aaryan.