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The Ten Most Talked About Linkups of 2011

Last updated on: December 20, 2011 13:04 IST

The Ten Most Talked About Linkups of 2011

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Romantic link-ups and liaisons are never in short supply in the film industry.

There's a world outside the studios, a private world where your favourite stars live their lives, love and loathe in equal measure like all of us do.

As usual, the tabloids had a busy time recording their link-ups, who they dated and who they broke up with.

As 2011 draws to an end, here are the juiciest link-ups that did the rounds in the film industry:

Ranbir Kapoor-Nargis Fakhri

The Rockstar actor's personal life has been as vividly discussed as his performances.

Ranbir, the old horse at romance (Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Angela Jonsson) met Nargis -- an American model, who couldn't speak a word of Hindi -- during Rockstar.

The relationship got to another level when Ranbir's mom Neetu bonded big time with Nargis. Just when things were going just fine, the tabloids announced they have called it quits.


Image: Nargis Fakhri and Ranbir Kapoor


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Vidya Balan-Siddharth Roy Kapoor

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There's no dirty picture going on here.

Siddharth Kapoor, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures and Vidya got to know each other during No One Killed Jessica. They are keeping mum on their relationship but according to reports, have talked marriage already.


Image: Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapoor


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Anushka Sharma-Ranveer Singh

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The Ladies vs Ricky Bahl number, Kya karoon oh ladies main hoon aadat se majboor seems to suit Ranveer's current 'it's complicated' relationship status.

Although he has been linked to Anushka since Band Baaja Baaraat, they insist they are not romantically attracted to each other.

Sonakshi Sinha's interest in Ranveer has added further drama.


Image: Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh


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Shahid Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra

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Their sometimes on, sometimes off relationship has kept the tabloids on its toes.

After Kaminey, they have just finished working on Kunal Kohli's film. Expect some fireworks; on screen, if not off it, at least.


Image: Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra


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Bipasha Basu-Rana Daggubati

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Post Bipasha's much-publicised break-up with John Abraham, the actress is livin' up her singledom.

Her Dum Maro Dum co-star Rana is the cynosure of her eyes, for now.

Meanwhile, her idea of a perfect beau is R Madhavan. "I want someone like him. Someone younger and fitter than him," she said in an interview.


Image: Bipasha Basu and Rana Daggubati


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Deepika Padukone-Siddharth Mallya

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The Mallya scion is a constant presence in Deepika's life, being by her side at virtually all public events.

Yet, the actress has never admitted to her relationship.

For Deepika, it must be upsetting to hear rumours of Mallya gifting her a plush flat worth Rs 16 crore.


Image: Siddharth Mallya and Deepika Padukone


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Abhay Deol- Preeti Desai

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Not known to talk about his private life, the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara star who was apparently fed up at rumours of getting 'engaged' with the ex-Miss Great Britain, came out of his hibernation to set the record straight.

Nevertheless, he did admit, rather obliquely, that those around him know that he's in a relationship with Preeti.


Image: Preeti Desai and Abhay Deol


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Sonam Kapoor-Punit Malhotra

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Okay, so they head out for clandestine dinners and time their entry-and-exit at public events to evade flashbulbs.

That has never prevented from the spotlight from being on Sonam and her I Hate Luv Storys director who has eyes only for his heroine.


Image: Punit Malhotra and Sonam Kapoor


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John Abraham-Priya Marwah

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Parting with long-time girlfriend Bipasha mustn't have been busy.

But John moved on and jumped into another relationship instantly. Priya is said to be an investment banker and had been spotted with her desi boy quite often.


Image: John Abraham and Priya Marwah


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Prateik Babbar-Amy Jackson

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After he broke up with her first love Hanisha Melwani, Prateik found solace in his Ek Tha Deewana co-star Amy.

Her budding romance quickly became the talk of the town. Insiders, however, aren't ruling out the possibility that this could be just another publicity stunt.

Image: Amy Jackson and Prateik Babbar


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