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It had all started with the episode of Koffee With Karan, wherein Saif Ali Khan had graced the 'Coffee Couch' with his daughter, the 'Gen Z' star, Sara Ali Khan. People had seen Saif and Sara for the first time on a chat show together, and they had absolutely loved Sara's quirky, bubbly and unfiltered temperament. It was there that Sara had professed her crush on Kartik Aaryan on National television and had created an uproar! (Recommended Read: Sushant's Brother-In-Law, Vishal Bashes Ekta Kapoor For 'Pavitra Rishta Fund', Warns Of Legal Action)
What followed was filmmaker, Imtiaz Ali's inane efforts to cash Sara-Kartik's popularity by bringing them together in Love Aaj Kal 2. Although the film had bombed on the box office and with it, Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan's dating rumours too. Now, in what we're comprehending as a final declaration of their alleged breakup, Sara and Kartik have unfollowed each other on Instagram. Scroll down to know more!
Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan have unfollowed each other on Instagram. Rumoured to be dating each other during the making of Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal 2, Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan had allegedly broken up before the film had released. Now, a glance at their Instagram pages confirm that they are no longer following each other.
Earlier this year, before the release of her film, Love Aajkal 2, Sara had gone on record to say that she was not dating Kartik in an interview with Pinkvilla. She had initially dodged the question and had said, "I am dating him in the film. That's all that matters. Please come and watch us 'dating' for 2.5 hours on Valentine's Day." However, on being grilled further about if she was dating him in real life, she had said, "No, I am not."
FYI, the much-hyped Love Aaj Kal 2 had failed on the commercial and critical front. According to a report in Pinkvilla, when Saif Ali Khan was asked about his daughter, Sara Ali Khan's Love Aaj Kal's failure, the doting father had said that he's still extremely proud of his daughter. He had said, "I am very proud of Sara. Hits and misses are a part of the game."
Earlier, in an interview with The Times of India, Saif Ali Khan had commented on the sizzling chemistry between Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan. He had said, "Both of them are tremendously popular actors. I'm sure you know people are going to flock to see the movie. With my daughter, I tried to crack a mildly competitive joke. I'm saying I kind of liked our more but obviously this is a completely different movie. And I don't think it's perhaps right to compare but, of course, the producers have chosen the same name and I am quite possessive over our film. I don't want to come across the wrong way because of course what I said was a joke. A little bit of teasing is good." (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan's Kids, Aryan And Suhana Look Sleepy In Their Unseen Childhood Video From An Event)
Let's take a little flash back when the Bollywood industry was rife with chants of 'Kartik-Sara' and it was all everyone would talk about! When Kartik Aaryan had come on Koffee With Karan, Karan Johar had probed him why he hasn't asked Sara out on a date yet. To which, he had retorted, "So, what I'm doing is, sir, I'm just trying to, you know, earn more and more money right now. Saif (Ali Khan) sir said, 'Does he have the money?' So, I'm just..." Karan had quipped, "And, you clearly don't have the money that can match the Prince of Pataudi." Kartik had replied, "I don't know. She is a princess. So, you know, to ask her out on a date, you know, I would require a certain bank balance."
During the promotions of their film, Love Aaj Kal 2, in a chat session with Bollywood Hungama, the journalist had asked Kartik if he was ever stuck in an elevator with Saif Ali Khan and had 30 seconds to convince him to accept him as his son-in-law, what would he say to him? Kartik's reply had left Sara in splits as he had said that he would not say anything to him and just make the 'money' gesture (reference to Koffee With Karan) and say that he now has enough money in his bank account. (Don't Miss: Dino Morea Is Thinking Of Marriage, Says He Feels He Should Settle But Is Waiting For The Right One)
What do you think of Sara and Kartik unfollowing each other on Instagram?