Neither Jacqueline Fernandez nor Varun Dhawan are to be blamed!


This time it’s true, but fans of the two Bollywood heartthrobs have heard this so many times before, that nobody’s willing to believe that Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have called off their relationship. Nor is anybody willing to bet that the starry couple is through. But, yes, Peeping has pukka khabbar that it’s over for good between them. Alia and Sidharth are single again. And, perhaps still nursing wounds from their fresh parting of ways, the two actors are not yet seeing anybody currently.

Bollywood sources tend to pooh-pooh the news because the couple has been spotted lately at some Diwali parties and also at Shah Rukh Khan’s private birthday bash at his Alibaug beach home. But that, sources say, was unavoidable. And at best, they are civil with one another in social circles; at worst, they ignore each other whenever they can. “It’s sad,” said a source close to both actors since their 2012 debut in Student of The Year, “but they were a lovely couple and even though they never went public with their relationship like some other stars have, Alia and Sid were an item – you could see that.”

Meanwhile, the gossip press is already beginning to churn with ideas about who could be behind this break up. Poor Jacqueline Fernandez, who co-starred with Sidharth in Brothers (2015) and A Gentleman (2017), is being described as the femme fatale who sent Alia over the edge with jealousy. And at the same time dashing Varun Dhawan, who debuted with Alia and Sidharth in Student of The Year (2012) and went to to act with her in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017), is also being blamed because he shares a rollicking relationship with the actress on and off screen.

Peeping sources say that neither of the stories is true. Jacqueline and Varun are not to be blamed for the Alia-Sid relationship being slit wide open. Even though both Jacqueline and Varun are single themselves at the time. She hasn’t been in a relationship with anybody in a while and he just broke up with longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal. Sources point out that Karan Johar, who is mentor to Alia and Sidharth, and is reportedly responsible for playing cupid, was with the young actors at SRK’s Alibaug party and he seems to have accepted their decision to go separate ways. So that, indeed, is a closed chapter.