Has Sidharth Malhotra finally found love? On Thursday, the actor headed out on a date to a Bandra hotspot with Brazilian model Izabelle Leite, who was seen on screen in Raj Purohit’s ‘Sixteen’ and Joe Rajan’s ‘Luv U Soniyo’. Izabelle looked very comfortable in Sidharth’s company and later tried to hide her face as they made a quick exit. The pictures of their date have gone viral and a friend of the model told Mirror that the two have been an item for three months now.
They have known each other for almost a year now. They have been going out for long drives and to restaurants and nightspots frequently,” said the friend. Izabelle, speaking on the speculation for the first time, chose to describe Sidharth as a “close friend”. However, she did not deny that she does spend a lot of time with the Student of the Year actor. She went on to tell Mirror that she had met Sidharth through common friends, adding, “You don’t have to work together to get friendly with someone. But right now, I am focussed on my career. I want to do more films.”
Reportedly, Izabelle was dating Tanuj Virwani, Rati Agnihotri’s son, who starred opposite her in Luv U Soniyo before Tanuj moved in to a serious relationship with Akshara, Kamal Haasan’s younger daughter. The actress, who according to industry insiders is angling for a big banner film now, was earlier linked to Virat Kohli, who is now dating Anushka Sharma. Sidharth Malhotra remained unavailable for comment.