Southern hottie Rana Daggubati and Genelia D'Souza, who are shooting for their movie Naa Ishtam, seem to have developed a soft spot for each other.
There's buzz on the sets that the duo has grown quite close and can now officially use that oft-quoted line of being "just good friends."
This is the second time that the Rana has been linked to a B-Town actress. Previously, Rana was reportedly close to Bipasha Basu while they were shooting for Dum Maro Dum in Goa. Genelia on the other hand has an immaculate image and has been with Riteish Deshmukh ever since their first film together, Tujhe Meri Kasam, in 2003.
"Even as Genelia's marriage plans with Riteish are being firmed up for next year, Southern industry insiders just can't stop talking about the growing 'friendship' between D'Souza and Daggubatti," says a tabloid.
With Genelia's image in perspective, this could very well be the tried and tested publicity stunt that film makers spin to promo their films. Yawn.. get original people!