It might be Bollywood’s best-kept secret, but an Englishman seems to have spilled the beans. Deepika Padukone and Kingfisher heir Sidhartha Mallya have never accepted their relationship but the swashbuckling batsman Kevin Pietersen has called her Sidhartha’s "girlfriend."
Padukone, along with Mallya and Pietersen, went for lunch after the India-England match on Sunday. Immediately after the lunch, KP tweeted, "I just had a lovely lunch with Sidhartha and his girlfriend Deepika Padukone. Thanks for picking up the bill Deepika, not!"
Both Padukone and Mallya have consistently denied their relationship. When Mallya was recently asked if he was dating Padukone, considering he is seen a lot with her, he shot back saying, "Does being escorted by a brand ambassador of RCB mean dating?" Pietersen, for the uninitiated, plays for Mallya’s IPL team, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Coming back to Pietersen’s lunch date with the two, an eyewitness inform the three spent almost an hour at a high-end restaurant in Bangalore. "Kevin constantly teased Sidhartha about his ‘girlfriend’ Deepika. She was constantly laughing and enjoying her animated conversation with the two men," says a source.