Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have reportedly broken up and this time it's almost official. The Student of the Year stars who were touted to be dating for quite some time now, have decided to part ways and the reason for the split might be Sidharth's budding love interest in A Gentleman co-star, Jacqueline Fernandez.
"Sidharth and Alia have split, and unlike previous instances, this time, it seems permanent. They will not get back together again," informed IBT.
"Alia and Sid are avoiding each other and are not even on talking terms now. Maybe with time, they will get back to being friends, but for now, they are maintaining a distance from each other," the source added.
"They were having a lot of fights in the recent times. Mutually, they decided it wasn't working out and it was better to end it," IBT elaborated.
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Friction between the couple was first sparked during the shoot for A Gentleman when Sidharth's closeness to the Kick diva irked Alia and the two started to drift away, reports PinkVilla. The couple has been going through a phase of intermittent break-ups and patch-ups until a recent fight turned the exchange bitter, ending things permanently.
While the two shared a sizzling on screen-chemistry, Sid and Jackie also hit it off on flirtatious notes on the sets of the movie. The actors would allegedly spend time together and engage in long phone-call conversations. PinkVilla reveals details oh how things exactly grew sour between Alia and Sid while A Gentleman co-stars romantically bonded.
"Few know that Jackie has been a constant factor in the actor’s life ever since they started shooting for A Gentleman in Miami last year. At that time, during the shoot in Miami, Sid and Alia had just broken up, and Jacqueline and he hit off really well," revealed the source.
"But then shooting got over and both returned to India. Soon Sid and Alia patched up but Jacqueline still remained a good friend of the actor," the source adds.
"Whenever there was time the two would often catch up over a quiet chat or dinner, away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. It was a friendship that both enjoyed – both are not from Bollywood and would have a lot to catch up on," reported the source.
Alia was reportedly unaware of the blooming romance until recently which resulted in a huge fight between the couple and the termination of their relationship. What confirms the news of this growing hostility is the fact that Jacqueline recently unfollowed Alia on Instagram.
“Things came to light when Jacqueline quietly unfollowed Alia Bhatt on Instagram a few weeks ago. This was a result of a major fight which apparently took place between Alia and Sidharth due to his closeness to Jacqueline," claims the source. Alia and Sidharth have not been interacting on any social media forum since.
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Although Alia and Siddharth never publicly confessed being together, the Kapoor and Sons star recently spoke about his relationship with Alia, reports Deccan Chronicle.
"We are colleagues and friends. We happened to have worked on a couple of films where we were the lead characters. I will be working with her once again in Aashiqui 3. We share a comfort level with each other but that's about it," Sid told the daily.
Is the duo pulling off a 'Ross and Rachel' or does the statement imply that the couple has split for good and will be maintaining cordial relations at best - Sid's ambiguous statements have left us curious. What do you think?
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