Even though Mukesh Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have confirmed that Alia has been cast in 'Aashiqui 3', the actress herself says she has not signed the film as yet
Ever since 'Aashiqui 3' was announced last year, there were speculations surrounding the casting of the lead pair. Several names such as Hrithik Roshan, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut did the rounds. However, Sidharth Malhotra put all rumours to rest last month after he confirmed that Alia Bhatt and he are part of the project. In fact, even Mukesh Bhatt had gone on record to say that the two have been roped in and fit the bill. He had said, "Yes, it is true. We have signed Sidharth and Alia for the film. They completely fit the role. When we make films we look for the perfect casting. They both fit the bill."
Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. Pic/Sameer Markande
Therefore, it came as a surprise when the actress denied having signed 'Aashiqui 3' at a recent media interaction. When quizzed about her upcoming film with rumoured boyfriend, she says, "It's true that both Sidharth and I have shown interest in the project but it (the film) is in the scripting stage at the moment. And whether I am part of the flick or not I will only be able to reveal when I sign the film."
There is curiosity around her debut with the home banner and we wonder if her decision to be part of the project is pending because of her changing equation with Sidharth Malhotra.