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Saqib Saleem on rumours of dating Taapsee Pannu: She’s my dearest friend

Actor Saqib Saleem says he loves Taapsee Pannu’s sense of humour,and that she is amazing company. He dismisses rumours that they’re dating, and says that she’s just a close friend.

bollywood Updated: Jun 30, 2017 15:28 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
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Actor Saqib Saleem will be paired opposite Taapsee Pannu in the upcoming film Makhna.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)

Saqib Saleem has been romantically linked with actor Taapsee Pannu for quite some time now. The actor, however, says that Taapsee is nothing more than a “good friend”, and the two have never even thought about dating each other.

“I am not dating her yaar. Few people have asked me this question and this is what I keep telling them. Taapsee is my dearest friend, and there is nothing more than that,” says Saqib who, along with Taapsee featured in a music video titled Tum Ho Toh Lagta Hain that released in June last year. The two will again share screen space in the upcoming film Makhna.

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Buzz of a possible romance between the two first surfaced in August last year, when tabloids reported that they went out for a romantic dinner on Taapsee’s birthday, in Mumbai. The photographs on their respective social media accounts sparked fresh rumours. When asked about them, Saqib however, dismissed these rumours.

“The thing is that woh bhi Dilli ki laundi hai, aur main bhi Dilli ka launda hun (She is a Delhi girl and I am a Delhi boy). So, we are really comfortable in each other’s company. She has an amazing sense of humour, and I love spending time with her. Woh bahot chill laundi hai (she is a chilled out person),” he says.

“I keep telling her that she should behave like an actor. But she tells me she doesn’t have that vibe, and she can’t behave that way. That’s why I say she is a very easy and comfortable person to be with. But, we are not dating each other, except on-screen for our next film,” says the actor.

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First Published: Jun 30, 2017 15:14 IST