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.