Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt to Malaika Arora-Arjun Kapoor: The 7 most popular Bollywood couples of 2018
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Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt to Malaika Arora-Arjun Kapoor: The 7 most popular Bollywood couples of 2018

A lot of Bollywood couples kept the paparazzi busy with their frequent public appearances. Most of them confirmed their relationship while some are yet to say it aloud.

2018 year that was Updated: Dec 30, 2018 14:27 IST
Ruchi Kaushal
Ruchi Kaushal
Hindustan Times
Alia Ranbir,Farhan Akhtar Shibani Dandekar,Malaika Arjun
Several Bollywood couples have come out in the open about their relationship this year.

The year 2018 has been a year of love and new beginnings. While Alia Kapoor – Ranbir Kapoor and Ali Fazal – Richa Chadha paint the town red with their love, the world is still waiting for rumoured lovebirds Arjun Kapoor – Malaika Arora to come out in the open about their link-up. On the other hand, Arjun Rampal also seems to have found love again as he is rumoured to be dating international model Gabriella Demetriades. And so is Arbaaz Khan who has already confessed his relationship with model Giorgia Andriani. Here are the couples who made headlines this year…

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are going strong on the personal front.

Alia Bhatt – Ranbir Kapoor

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been the most talked about couple this year. After dropping hints of a brewing relationship, Ranbir had confirmed in a GQ interview, “It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to over speak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space. As an actor, as a person, Alia is – what’s the right word? – flowing right now. When I see her work, when I see her act, even in life, what she gives is something that I’m aspiring to for myself. It’s new for us, so let it cook a bit.” Not only this, the two also have the approval of their respective parents. On being asked about the same, Rishi Kapoor had said, “Neetu likes her, I like her, Ranbir likes her. Get it?” while Mahesh Bhatt also stood in unison and told The Telegraph “of course they’re in love. You don’t need to be a genius to get that!” Alia had attended Ranbir’s grandmother Krishna Raj’s funeral in Mumbai, and FaceTimed with Ranbir as he had left for his father Rishi Kapoor’s treatment a day before. Alia even visited the family in New York.

Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora at a party. (Instagram)

Malaika Arora - Arjun Kapoor

A lot continues to be written about Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor’s alleged relationship while the two refrain from clearing the air. On being asked about it by host Karan Johar, Arjun confessed on chat show Koffee with Karan that he is not single. Rumoured ladylove Malaika said about the episode, “It was hot, honest and I loved every bit of it.” According to a Pinkvilla report, the two have also taken a joint property in a posh locality in Lokhandwala, Mumbai. Apart from being spotted together on frequent lunch and dinner dates, the two were seen hanging out at Amrita Arora’s house and partying at Karan Johar’s residence.

Arbaaz Khan and Giorgia Andriani. (Instagram)

Arbaaz Khan – Giorgia Andriani

Arbaaz and Malaika called it quits in March, 2016 and seem to moved on. While Malaika is rumoured to be dating Arjun, Arbaaz has made his relationship public with his girlfriend Giorgia Andriani. Confessing the same, he told Zoom, “At this point of time yes, I am dating and I don’t know where it’s gonna go but people think they know.” The Italian model often shares romantic captions along with their pictures and expresses her love for India in her Instagram posts. She continues to accompany him for public events on a regular basis. Giorgia also seems to have been accepted by his family as she is now a regular at all their functions. The two are reportedly planning to get married next year.

Arjun Rampal with Gabriella Demetriades. (Viral Bhayani)

Arjun Rampal – Gabriella Demetriades

Arjun Rampal announced his separation from wife of 20 years, Mehr Jessia, in May, 2018 and was soon linked up with South African model and actor Gabriella Demetriades. The rumours of their relationship gained momentum as the two continued to be spotted together by the paparazzi. They were seen together post a lunch date at Hakim Aalim and a dinner date at Pali Bhuvan. The two seemingly confirmed their relationship on social media by sharing the same picture from a snowcapped tourist destination. While Gabriella shared a picture with her back to the camera with a love emoji, Arjun shared the same picture with the caption, “Endless love.”

Farhan Akhtar withShibani Dandekar. (Instagram)

Farhan Akhtar – Shibani Dandekar

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar seem to be the latest couple to have indirectly confirmed their relationship. Farhan had shocked his fans by announcing his separation from wife Adhuna Bhabani in January, 2016. While he was linked up with his earlier co-stars Shraddha Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari, Shibani and Farhan seemed to have confirmed their relationship with a picture on Instagram. After Shibani shared a picture from one of their vacations, she left many wondering about the mystery man in the picture. Farhan later shared the same picture a month later, confirming his identity with only a love emoji as the caption.

Harshvardhan Rane with Kim Sharma. (Instagram)

Kim Sharma – Harshvardhan Rane

Mohabbatein actor Kim Sharma and Paltan actor Harshvardhan Rane were rumoured to be dating for quite some time as they continued to be spotted together. Their vacation pictures on social media also spoke volumes about their love for each other. On being asked about the same, Harshvardhan recently confirmed to Hindustan Times, “Of course I am in a relationship.” He added, “There’s nothing to deny obviously, we are seen everywhere. We haven’t kept anything hidden till now. Since this is not work-related, I don’t know how to talk about it much, or what to discuss about it.”

Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha

Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha keep sharing their feelings on social media along with fun-loving pictures that set them apart from other celebrity couples. Recently, Ali Fazal gave a surprise to his ladylove and took her to the Maldives on her birthday. Richa couldn’t be happier and praised Ali on Instagram. The two went on to share their romantic pictures from the beach destination with love written all over them. Both of them are doing well in their respective careers and continue to go strong on the personal front. Ali had earlied told Times Now, “I like to keep these moments to myself. I keep it close. I don’t like discussing it, Richa is too close to my heart. I don’t know what more to say but I keep my friends and her close.”

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First Published: Dec 19, 2018 15:21 IST