She is the second Indian girl after Shilpa Shetty to be on the international reality show Big Brother. But even as model Deana Uppal charms housemates on season 13, the grapevine in tinseltown is buzzing with the news that she is dating singer Mika Singh. Over the past year, they’ve been bonding a lot on as well as off screen.
“Everyone knows that Deana featured in the music video of the song, Saari Duniya with Mika. And ever since, they have been very close. They’ve been regularly going out for dinners to five-star hotels in the city. Although they never confirmed anything, it looks like there’s something cooking between them,” says an industry insider.
Interestingly, Mika and Deana were also spotted together at Bappa Lahiri and Taneesha Verma’s wedding reception recently. Rumour mills also suggest that whenever 23-year-old Deana, who is the winner of Miss India UK 2012, comes to India, she stays at Mika’s flat in Lokhandwala.
Although Deana remained unavailable for comment (considering she is in the Big Brother house), Mika confirms that they’re thick pals. “We are the best of friends. And like normal people, we also hang out together. Maybe because people have seen us together in the past, there are rumours doing the rounds. But the fact remains that she is a very close friend.”
The singer also says that he supported her decision to go on Big Brother. “Deana told me that she was getting the opportunity and asked whether she should go ahead with it.
So I told her to take up the offer.”
Ask if he has any plans to work with Deana in the future and he says, “Why not? In fact, I plan to make her part of my stage shows, if she wants. She is a very beautiful and hardworking girl.”