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Pooja Bedi BREAKS SILENCE on rumours of daughter Alaya F dating late Bal Thackeray’s grandson Aaishvary Thackeray

Earlier, Alaya dismissed the rumours stating Aaishvary was a ‘close family friend’.

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Pooja Bedi, Alaya F, Aaishvary Thackeray | Instagram

Updated: May 11, 2021, 07:25 AM IST

Bollywood actress Alaya F, who made her debut with Saif Ali Khan and Tabu starrer ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’, is rumoured to be dating late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s grandson Aaishvary Thackeray. The rumours sparked after Alaya was snapped with Aishwary celebrating her 22nd birthday in Dubai. Later, on several occasions, the two were seen spending time with each other. In fact, earlier in February, Alaya, Aaishvary and the latter’s mom Smita Thackeray were snapped as they stepped out for lunch together. 

Earlier, Alaya dismissed the rumours stating Aaishvary was a ‘close family friend’. However, now, the actress’s mother Pooja Bedi has opened up on the dating rumours of her daughter. 

Without confirming or denying the rumours, Pooja said in a recent interview that there will always be speculation about Alaya’s personal life.

“In my time, things were so different! You had to be boyfriend-free, a virgin, and unmarried. Today, every single human is entitled to have a personal life,” she told a Times of India.

She added, “Kareena Kapoor Khan is doing well even after marriage. So, I would say, there’s been a sea change in the industry and it has happened because the mentality of the audience has changed dramatically, thanks to social media.”

Earlier, addressing rumours of dating Aaishvary, Alaya had told TOI, “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. That’s why we are bound to click together; I find him to be quite funny.”

Meanwhile, Pooja Bedi was recently in news for her remarks about COVID. She had implied that wearing a mask and staying at home because of the pandemic was some form of imprisonment. However, she was brutally trolled online and accused of being entitled and privileged when she posted pictures from Goa and urged everyone to live freely, and without fear.

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