Of all his son’s girlfriends Rishi loved Alia Bhatt the most. They got along….well, not exactly like a house on fire. But definitely, there was a bond here, missing when it came to Ranbir’s previous girlfriends- Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif.
In fact, neither Rishi Kapoor nor his wife Neetu Singh found much to talk about with Deepika or Katrina. Not that either of the two ladies made any effort to reach out let alone connect with Ranbir’s parents. This factor played a big hand in the way Ranbir’s relationships went with his two previous girlfriends.
Alia, on the other hand, made no effort to connect with Ranbir’s parents.
“It comes naturally to her. This joy in being part of Ranbir’s family is bliss to Alia. In her own family she craved for her parents (filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan) to be together. But her father was often missing. Being with Rishi and Neetu gave Alia a sense of belonging,” says a friend of the Kapoors.
Now with Rishi Kapoor gone, Alia keeps close tabs on her probably future mother-in-law.
“It is Alia, not Ranbir who calls up Neetu regularly. Ranbir is way too taciturn. Alia is far more open about her feelings. That’s why as far as Rishi was concerned, they make a perfect couple.”