10 Women In Ranbir Kapoor’s Life Before He Dated Alia Bhatt
Bollywood’s heartthrob and most sorted eligible bachelor Ranbir Kapoor is quite a bit of a Casanova. The actor isn’t just known for his acting mettle that he has proved time and again with power-packed performances in movies like Barfi, Sanju, Rockstar, Tamasha, and others. He is also controversy’s favourite child. His personal life is no less than a controversial streak as he makes it to headlines every now and then because of his link-ups and hook-ups with many actresses and models.
Ranbir is currently dating Alia Bhatt who is also his co-star in his upcoming film ‘Brahmastra’. The two came close during the shooting of their film and are spotted every now and then at various social events and parties. They haven’t confirmed the dating rumours but Ranbir has made statements like “being with Alia, even water tastes like sherbet” and on his alleged relationship he said, “it’s very new and needs time to breathe”. Alia to has made many revelations about Ranbir on how he has made her a better actor among other things.
But before he dated Alia Bhatt, Ranbir had a parade of women coming in and out of his life. In his Bollywood career of almost a decade, he has dated or was linked with around 10 women.
1. Avantika Malik
Not many people know this but before she tied the knot with Bollywood’s other chocolate boy Imran Khan, Avantika was dating Ranbir Kapoor. This was way before Ranbir made his acting debut and entered the film industry. Their relationship didn’t work out for some reason and the two broke up. Later Avantika found love in Imran Khan and the two are happily married since 2011.
2. Nandita Mahtani
This affair of Ranbir Kapoor is one of the least known ones. Sources reveal, Ranbir once dated Mumbai based fashion designer Nandita Mahtani for a brief period. Nandita is Karisma’s ex-husband Sanjay Kapur’s first-wife. They were never spotted in public together but rumours of their affair were strong at that time.
3. Sonam Kapoor
This link-up of Ranbir is the one everyone is familiar with yet it least talked about. Ranbir and Sonam debuted together with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’ in 2007. At the time of the release of their debut, the rumours of them dating were rife. Yet, the two never admitted it publically. They were assistant director’s to Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shooting of ‘Black’ and allegedly came close during that time. Ranbir moved on to wooing Deepika Padukone, the new Bollywood sensation of that time, and broke things off with Sonam. Sonam expressed her bitterness towards Ranbir in the infamous episode of Koffee With Karan and the two never worked together ever since except recently in Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster ‘Sanju’.
4. Deepika Padukone
His relationship with Deepika was the most steady and serious one. Ranbir moved on to Deepika from Sonam when he was shooting for their second film ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ together. The two were much in love and committed to each other. In fact, things were so good between the two that Deepika got Ranbir’s initials ‘RK’ tattooed on her nape. But the bliss didn’t last long. Ranbir cheated on Deepika with Katrina Kaif and Deepika couldn’t tolerate his repeated infidelity. The two broke up and their breakup was one of the messiest and most talked about in Bollywood. They have remained cordial and professional towards each other post-breakup. They did two movies, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Tamasha’ after they broke up.
5. Katrina Kaif
Ranbir cheated on Deepika with Katrina Kaif and soon moved on with her after Deepika broke things off with him. The two grew close during the shoot of ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani’ and it was then that they hooked-up. They have done many successful films together and their sizzling chemistry was the reason for their on-screen popularity which paved way for their off-screen, real-life romance. The two dated for many years and were said to be pretty serious and committed to each other. Things were so steady that the rumours of their engagement and wedding were rife at the time. But for some reason, the two broke up.
6. Nargis Fakhri
It was during the shoot of the film ‘Rockstar’ that Ranbir was linked with Nargis. Their chemistry in the film was crackling and set the tongues wagging. While it can be said that things between them were not serious, their link-up still made news and raised eyebrows. Their alleged link-up also created a storm in Ranbir’s relationship with Katrina. His romance with Nargis was short lived as the American model/actress moved on to Uday Chopra.
7. Angela Jonsson
Their link-up made rumours in 2011 when Ranbir went out on a couple of dates with Kingfisher model Angela Jonsson. They were spotted together a couple of times and Angela had gone on records saying that she did go out with him and it was quite normal for her. Her statements set the media and fans thinking and Ranbir was irked with it. He clarified the issue saying, “I’m scared these days. The moment I’m seen having dinner or coming out of a movie hall with a girl, people start talking of me dating her”.
8. Ameesha Patel
This might come as a shock to many of you but Ranbir was once seeing the sultry actress Ameesha Patel. Something more than friendship was brewing between the two and rumours of their alleged link-up was surfacing the media. If sources are to be believed, at one of Randhir Kapoor’s private family party, Ameesha Patel was the only non-family guest. This lead to many speculations about the equation the two shared.
9. Shruti Haasan
Ranbir and Shruti starred in a TV commercial together and their on-screen cosy and intimate performance together set the gossip mills churning. After the release of their Ad, the rumours of their link-up started circulating around but whatever that it was between them, it was short-lived as nothing progressed between them. Shruti came forward and cleared the air by saying: “I am very busy with my work and have nothing to say because these rumours don’t affect me anymore”.
10. Mahira Khan
The news of Ranbir’s link-up with Pakistani actress Mahira went viral when a sneaky picture of the two smoking together spread like wildfire around the web. The two soon became the talk of the town when they attended the Global Teacher’s Prize ceremony together. The two were captured in a video having an intense discussion about something. What conspired between the duo is still unknown but there sure was something going on. As they say, there is no smoke without fire.