Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are one of the hottest couples in Bollywood right now. They are making public appearances together and visiting each other’s family when in town. A few months back, Ranbir Kapoor’s father Rishi Kapoor said that they all like her. His comment ‘Neetu likes her, I like her, Ranbir likes her. Get it?’

Now, the father of Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt has spoken at length about them. In a long interview to The Telegraph, he acknowledged candidly that the two were in a relationship. “Well, of course they’re in love. You don’t need to be a genius to get that!” he was quoted as saying. When asked if he had any advice to give to his daughter, his answer was a frank denial. He said he had never taken any advice, as a youngster, and believed every human being had the right and required intelligence to chart his or her journey by himself/herself. He even added that whether they would go in for marriage too would be their call. He added that the very institution of marriage needed to be questioned in the second decade of 21st century.

On the work front, Alia Bhatt has Kalank and Takht with her mentor Karan Johar. She will be seen with Ranbir in Ayan Mukherji’s fantasy trilogy Brahmastra and Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, opposite newlywed Ranveer Singh. Ranbir, coming out of the monstrous hit Sanju, has Shamshera with Yashraj Films apart from Brahmastra.