"Everything happens for a reason."
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been dating for almost five years now.
In a new interview, Alia has said that she feels “she is married to Ranbir.”
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor met on the sets of Brahmastra in 2017.
The couple kept their relationship away from the public eye for a while but made it official in 2018 when they attended Sonam Kapoor‘s wedding reception together.
When asked about his relationship with Alia in 2020, Ranbir had said that if the pandemic had not occurred, he would have already tied the knot with her.
Ranbir said: “It (the wedding) would have already been sealed if the pandemic hadn’t hit our lives.”
Alia Bhatt said she agrees with what he said and that in her mind, she is already married to him:
“He is right but, in my head, I am married to Ranbir, in fact, I am married to Ranbir in my head for a long time.
“Everything happens for a reason.
“Whenever we do get married it will work out right and in a beautiful way.”
During a Brahmastra event in December 2021, filmmaker Ayan Mukerji opened up about the time when Ranbir and Alia started dating while they were working on the film.
He said that he advised Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor to not step out together.
Ayan said: “To be honest when we started our film, I thought this is the best casting – Ranbir and Alia, powerhouses.
“It was just too good. Then Ranbir and Alia became very good friends, then very good friends in life, then more than friends.
“So then, I didn’t want the whole world to see them for these 4 years.
“I didn’t want anyone to see them till my film had not come out.
“So, lots of things haven’t happened in their lives because every time they went out together, I would be sitting at the back saying ‘you all are ruining my film. Please don’t go anywhere.’
“It feels good now that we can share them.”
Apart from Brahmastra, Alia Bhatt will also be seen in SS Rajamouli’s film RRR which will release on January 7, 2022.
Alia also has Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi in the pipeline, which stars actors Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari and Seema Pahwa in pivotal roles.
Ranbir Kapoor was last seen in Sanju, a biographical film based on the life of Sanjay Dutt.
Apart from Brahmastra, Ranbir will also be seen next in Shamshera, an action drama which is produced by the Yash Raj Films and directed by Karan Malhotra.