Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and his actress-girlfriend Alia Bhatt are all set to get married this year only. The confirmation has come from none other than another leading actress, Lara Dutta.
"I believe they (Ranbir and Alia) are getting married this year," Lara said in a media interview aired in India on Monday night. The 38-year-old Bollywood hunk and 27-year-old Alia have been dating each other for three years now.
In February this year, a widely shared online photo of Alia wearing a wedding dress for an advertisement shoot first fuelled speculation of the couple's plan to tie the knot.
A month prior to that, Ranbir and Alia made their New Year travel to the western state of Rajasthan with their families. And just before the trip, Ranbir had reportedly said that he wanted to get married to Alia soon.
The son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and the grandson of veteran actor-director Raj Kapoor, Ranbir made his acting debut with noted filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's tragic romance Saawariya in 2007, a commercial failure.
Ranbir rose to prominence in 2009 with his performances in the coming-of-age film Wake Up Sid, romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and drama Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. One of the highest-paid actors of Bollywood, he also supports charities.
Alia, on the other hand, is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan. Shw made her acting debut as a child in the 1999 thriller Sangharsh. Her debut as an adult actor was with filmmaker Karan Johar's teen drama Student of the Year (2012).
Alia won the Best Actress award in 2014 for playing a kidnapping victim in the road drama Highway. In addition to acting in films, Alia has launched her own line of clothing and handbags, and is the founder of the ecological initiative CoExist.