Will Ranbir Kapoor Marry Alia Bhatt?

Will Ranbir Kapoor Marry Alia Bhatt?

As things look better and better for Ranbir and Alia's relationship, Subhash K Jha looks at Ranbir's chequered love life

Like it or not, we are a nation of superstitious people.  We believe in luck and destiny as much as we do in hard work and determination, if not more. Ranbir Kapoor’s talent was never in question. But still all those around him are talking about how “lucky” Alia is for Ranbir.

A  friend  of  the talented actor says, “It could be  a mere coincidence  that Ranbir’s career’s biggest  hit so far has happened after his friendship with  Alia blossomed. Let’s just put it this way. Sanjay Dutt and Alia Bhatt have put a smile on the Kapoor family’s collective face.” Apparently, every member  of  the Kapoor family including Ranbir, wants  Alia to be Mrs Ranbir Kapoor. Frankly, it would be  a miracle if that happens. I had known Ranbir closely for some time during and after his debut in Saawariya. He was always a ladies’ man, committed to not being committed to any one  woman  for too long. 

When I got to know Ranbir he was in an intense relationship with a divorcee. “I can’t live without her,” he told me and  also confessed  his mother was against  the relationship.
He  then disappeared for a long period. When he called again, I immediately inquired about his love life. But Ranbir had moved on. The angst of  the  forbidden  relationship erased, he was into  a fresh relationship.

Since then he has been in several relationships, none of which has worked out. Both Deepika Padukone  and   Katrina Kaif were  intensely devoted to Ranbir and I, suspect, they would have gladly  given up their careers  to be Mrs Ranbir Kapoor, just as  Ranbir’s mother Neeta Singh had done when she gave  it all  up to marry Rishi Kapoor. But God and Ranbir Kapoor—in that order-- had other plans. If his relationship with Alia indicates an altar-ed state then  we  have a  lot in Alia to admire. She would succeed  in doing what many other equally strong and self-willed  women before her have failed to do.

But would it really happen? At the moment, looking for permanence  in  the Ranbir-Alia  alliance is like looking for  the real Sanjay Dutt in the Sanju bio-pic. There is evidence, substantial evidence,  that this time it’s  for  keeps. Alia, say insiders, has her heart set on  a wedding. But with Ranbir, you  never know.