"The thing is that we know the truth."
Aleksander Alex Ilic has broken his silence on the dating rumours surrounding him and Disha Patani.
Originally from Serbia, Aleksander now lives in Mumbai.
He is believed to be Disha’s gym trainer but their frequent appearances together have led some to believe that they are more than just friends.
Fuel was added to the fire when Aleksander accompanied Disha to Kartik Aaryan’s birthday party.
Aleksander has now opened up on the relationship speculations and stated that only he and the actress know the truth.
He said that he is a close friend of Disha and in 2015, he even shared a flat with her and a few others.
Shortly after moving to Mumbai, Aleksander met Disha while working under the same agency. They connected over their mutual interest in fitness.
Aleksander said: “Disha has been like family to me. In this competitive field, whenever we felt low, we have been there for each other.
“I see how this guessing game has been going on for a few weeks.
“The thing is that we know the truth. I don’t understand why people need to guess about what is going on?
“Why can’t they just let other people live their own lives peacefully?
“We just laugh off these stories.”
Aleksander also has a close friendship with Tiger Shroff, who reportedly split up with Disha after several years of dating.
It is believed that Disha wanted to get married while Tiger did not.
Aleksander spoke about their rumoured break-up.
He said: “I am no one to comment about anyone else.
“Well, I am close to both of them, and yes, we do hang out together.”
He stated that the dating rumours have not had an effect on him or Disha.
Tiger spoke about his dating life during an appearance on Koffee With Karan 7. He told Karan:
“I am single. I think so at least and I am currently looking around.”
Disha and Tiger Shroff starred opposite each other in Baaghi 2, directed by Ahmed Khan. Disha also featured in a song from Tiger’s Baaghi 3.
On the work front, Disha Patani was last seen in Ek Villain Returns.
She will be seen next in Yodha, alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Raashii Khanna.
Meanwhile, Tiger will be next seen in Ganapath with Kriti Sanon.