One of the hazards of cracking up a good chemistry on screen with your co-star is that it becomes fodder for rumour mills to fan all the gossip about a new relationship, or fling, in the works. Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone have known it all too well in the last few days and weeks.
Since the promos of Karthik Calling Karthik went on air and the stills hit the virtual world, there’s been endless gossip about a clandestine affair between them. While opportunists may feel that any publicity is good publicity, Farhan isn’t really pleased about the rumour linking him with Deepika. For he’s a married man and also has two daughters.
“It’s important for me because it affects my family. It’s weird for me to answer to my nine-year-old daughter who sees something on TV or reads a headline in a newspaper,” Farhan tells a Mumbai tabloid in an interview.
He added that initially he thought that the rumours would die a natural death, but when they didn’t he had to speak up. And now he’s gotten tired of quelling the rumours.
But he isn’t fretting because the movie is set to release this Friday, after which the rumours would obviously blow over.