Written byPallabi Chatterjee ·
Sushant Singh Rajput, who made his debut with sports film Kai Po Che!, is slowly and steadily rising up the ladder of success in Bollywood.
Sushant also hits headlines for his constant link-up rumors. Earlier it was Kriti Sanon, with whom he filmed Raabta (2017) and then it was his Kedarnath co-star Sara Ali Khan.
However, recent reports suggest Sushant is in love again.
It needs to be said here that Sushant dated Manikarnika actor Ankita Lokhande, his Pavitra Rishta co-star, for almost seven years, but they broke up in 2016, because they "grew apart" from each other.
Soon after rumor mills started buzzing with Sushant's alleged affair with Kriti, which both of them vehemently denied.
Both Sushant and Kriti said they were just good friends.
Eventually, rumors circulating around Sushant and Kriti died down, and the 33-year-old PK actor started shooting for Kedarnath (2018) opposite Sara.
Their closeness during filming and promotions rebooted the rumor mills.
It was also reported that Sara cut short her Dehradun holiday to be in time for Sushant's birthday, but none of the two really spoke about it.
With time, it fizzled out.
"They (Sara, Sushant) did get really close during the promotions of the movie and had been together for a while. But that wasn't a relationship that would have lasted too long. They eventually parted ways amicably," said a source, who was aware of the development.
And now, Sushant has apparently found love again in Jalebi actress Rhea Chakraborty, and this time it may be legit. Why? Because this actress is not his leading lady in any of his upcoming films.
A friend of Sushant's said, both the actors "have known each other for a while and they hit it off really well in the last few weeks."
The source added, "Things moved from one thing to the other quite quickly and now, they are already dating. Rhea and Sushant have been spending a lot of quality time nowadays. They are still calling each other 'good friends' but reality is they are dating."
"When Sushant is not in town and chilling at his Lonavala house, Rhea also accompanies him sometimes. They are keeping their relationship hush-hush for now before taking it to the next level," said the friend.
On the work front, Rhea, who made her debut in 2013 just like Sushant with Mere Dad Ki Maruti, has already signed Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi starrer Chehre.
Meanwhile, Sushant was last seen in Sonchiriya, a Chambal valley drama, which co-starred Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana.
He will next be seen in Karan Johar-produced Drive, opposite Jacqueline Fernandez, which will be helmed by Dostana director Tarun Mansukhani.
He also has Chhichhore opposite Shraddha Kapoor, and Dil Bechara, co-starring Sanjana Sanghi and Saif Ali Khan in the pipeline.
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