We had earlier reported how Alia Bhatt wasn't too happy with Sidharth Malhotra's growing friendship with his 'A Gentleman' co-star, Alia Bhatt. This love triangle has apparently escalated and the two beauties don't see eye-to-eye. Now according to a report in Pinkvilla , Sidharth and Jacqueline got close during the shoot of their film 'A Gentleman'.

Says a source, "Things came to light when Jacqueline quietly unfollowed Alia Bhatt on Instagram a few weeks ago. This was a result of a major fight which apparently took place between Alia and Sidharth due to his closeness to Jacqueline. Few know that Jackie has been a constant factor in the actor’s life ever since they started shooting for 'A Gentleman' in Miami last year. At that time, during the shoot in Miami, Sid and Alia had just broken up, and Jacqueline and he hit off really well. Post shoot they would often go on long drives and cosy dinners. But then shooting got over and both returned to India. Soon Sid and Alia patched up but Jacqueline still remained a good friend of the actor. Whenever there was a time the two would often catch up over a quiet chat or dinner, away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. It was a friendship that both enjoyed – both are not from Bollywood and would have a lot to catch up on."

The source adds that Alia had no clue about the growing closeness between her boyfriend and Jacqueline who was always pleasant and warm to her whenever they bumped into each other. Alia and Sidharth called it quits after a huge fight over Jacqueline a couple of months ago. But then as it is mostly in B-Town, where actresses air kiss each other in public while waging a cold war in private, Alia wished Jacqueline on her birthday (August 11) last month on Twitter and Jackie thanked her too. But Alia and Sid have had zero Twitter interaction till his last release on August 25 and after that. The last tweet was when Alia sent him besotted smileys when the first trailer of A Gentleman released on July 10."

It seems Sid and Jackie’s closeness turned into something more special during the promotions of the film in July when they were thrown into close proximity with each other. The source adds, "Jackie appeared quite in love with Sid as one could see in the videos they would put up on social media. They also went together to 'A Gentleman' director Raj Nidimoru’s birthday (August 5) where no paps were present and were spotted having dinner last week (September 2) where paps were there. On August 8 the actress was seen going over to the actor’s house for dinner. Of course, the paps were present there too."

Interestingly, whenever asked, both the stars have denied being in a relationship with each other. Now that Sid is officially single maybe it’s time for this hot couple to come out into the open about their relationship too as more and more people in B-Town are talking about it."

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