I am not Ranbir Kapoor’s girlfriend, says Delhi girl Bharti Malhotra

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 23, 2016 14:28 IST
Delhi girl Bharti Malhotra has refuted all rumours that she is dating Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor. (Instagram)

Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor’s so-called ‘Dilliwalli girlfriend’ is not amused. After days of being targeted by the paparazzi, make-up artist Bharti Malhotra finally broke her silence and said the rumours of her dating the star are completely untrue.

In fact, Delhi girl Bharti Malhotra said she “never even followed Ranbir as a fan” and they have never met. Bharti, a make-up artist from west Delhi, attracted the attention of paparazzi after a tabloid claimed that Ranbir had started dating a Delhi girl post his recent breakup with Katrina Kaif.

In an interview to the Times of India, Bharti was quoted as saying that one of her friends asked if she was dating Ranbir. “Like any other girl with no connection to Ranbir or even Bollywood, I thought someone was playing a prank on me. Then I got to know that I was being tagged as Ranbir’s new Delhi-based girlfriend by a news channel,” the English daily quoted.

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Rumour mills also claimed that Ranbir’s sister Riddhima introduced Bharti to the Bollywood actor. She, however, claims that she hasn’t met either. “My friends and family know that I don’t even know Riddhima, forget about meeting her at a party and her introducing me to Ranbir,” the newspaper quoted her as saying.

Bharti further said in the report that she had “no clue who started this or how this was reported without anyone trying to reach” her. Bharti even contacted some of the media houses to clarify that she did not even know Ranbir, according to the report.

Read: Have Ranbir and Katrina broken up?

In her interview, Bharti also claimed she is in a “steady relationship with her boyfriend, Prateek Chaudhary”. “I have been dating him for the past three years. Our families know about us, and we will be formally engaged soon. I was on a vacation in Jaipur with him and I also have pictures from there.”

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, who allegedly broke up early this year, are working together on their upcoming film, Jagga Jasoos. Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.

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