It appears Varun Dhawan was not single after all! Reports have been linking him with his ‘Student of the Year’ co-star Alia Bhatt but it seems Varun was in a long-distance relationship with a girl called Natasha Dalal for five years.
Apparently, Natasha and Varun were going strong when she decided to go to London to pursue a course in fashion.
He was busy with ‘Student of the Year’ and the distance didn’t help matters. A friend says, “They knew things would change once Varun became an actor but they didn’t realise how much that change would affect their relationship.”
Two other things definitely added to their problems as well. One was that Varun was linked with Alia during his film and Natasha didn’t take this well at all. Secondly, Varun was asked to promote the image that he was single during the making of ‘Student of the Year’, to increase his female fan following. Naturally, his girlfriend wasn’t happy about this either.
Eventually, this couple who were earlier besotted with each other, split up. Their families knew of their relationship and up to two months ago, they were even caught indulging in some serious PDA in Mumbai.
But as the friend confirms the break up, “It was a mutual decision. Neither Varun nor Natasha is looking to date someone else.
They have decided to remain friends and see how it goes.”
Story first published: 13th March 2013