Sidhartha Mallya is not going to like this. The buzz is that Deepika Padukone is not his girlfriend; their relationship is allegedly just an, well, official agreement meant to keep him in the news and show him in the media as a man about town.
But Deepika said she would never admit to a relationship with the Mallya scion. "I don’t think I will ever be ready," was her reasoning. And she has reasons despite being seen as a comfortable couple with Sid painting the town red. "Various reasons, actually," she emphasized, "Too much focus went on to my personal life last year and took away from everything else. I have been working hard and people love me because of that and not because of where I’m going for dinner and with whom. So, let speculations of whether I’m dating Sid be," she added.
In the past, admitting to her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor did not help as people went further and asked about marriage, babies and other things. So now the curiosity suits her. "It’s not harming me. I won’t stop leading my kind of life because of speculation and for worry about what people are saying. Admitting or denying my relationship won’t stop people from speculating.
And I will not let anything come into that personal space anymore. I draw the line here," said the actress who’s had five back-to-back releases this year establishing her as Bollywood’s young flavour of the season.