Exclusive interview! Alaya F on being linked with Aaishvary Thackeray: We are very good family friends – Eagles Vine ►

Alaya F, who made her debut with ‘Jawaani Jaanemann’ last year, has set the rumour mills abuzz with reports of a relationship with Aaishvary Thackeray after she was spotted attending his birthday bash in Dubai immediately after rules of the lockdown were relaxed.

In an exclusive chat with ETimes recently, we asked the actress to comment on it. Refuting the rumours, she said, “He is a very good friend. I know it is a cliche thing to say, but we are very good family friends. Our moms know each other, my grandad knows his mom, we have known each other for a very long time. It’s just now that the media notices a photo of us together and assumes that something is going on. We have been doing acting classes for a very long time, and also go to dance classes together; if the paparazzi had clicked us earlier, they would have a lot more pictures (laughs). That’s why we are bound to click together; I find him to be quite funny.”

We asked the newbie about how she felt about her first link-up and she candidly responded, “It’s not like I expect it. The paparazzi get photos so I know what’s going to happen with it. But I also make a joke out of it. Now, if I’m exiting a place, we have to exit together, and there are bunch of photographers who ask us to pose together and I politely refuse laughing over the fact that those pictures can land me in a lot of trouble later”.

When asked if it gets awkward and embarrassing, Alaya answers in the negative. “I just find him to be quite funny. Honestly, when I am being clicked, I take it as a big compliment. I am one-film-old, and these people are technically supporting me and pushing me out there, so, I just smile. I think it is fine; people take all these things too seriously. We went for acting classes together, someone clicked us and they want to make stories now, good for them!” she chuckled.

Looks like Alaya doesn’t let rumours ruffle her. Currently, the actress is basking in the success of ‘Jawaani Jaanemann’, and has not announced her next movie.


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