Actor Sidharth Malhotra does not wish to address rumours that he is dating actress Alia Bhatt as he feels it will "dilute" the importance of something which is sacred to him.
Speculation that the "Student of the Year" co-stars are together has been doing the rounds for quite some time and though they have maintained silence on it, the duo have not shied away from appearing together in public.
"Certain things, if you voice them or you want to say in a particular way dilutes their importance... Especially our personal life, which is precious and sacred to me. Whatever comment I make on it should not matter.
"As far as Alia and I are convincing on-screen as lovers, romancing each other that's all that should matter. What we do otherwise in our precious time should be sacred to us, to me," Sidharth told PTI.
The 30-year-old "Brothers" star said he is a believer of keeping his personal life private. He, however, has no issues talking about his working experience with Alia in their upcoming film "Kapoor and Sons".
"It was exciting that Alia and I got a chance to work again after 'Student'. We have come a long way from the first film. There is a difference in our performances as well."
Sidharth said the Dharma Production film is an "endearing" dramedy and has a special story.
"'Kapoor and Sons' is a very endearing comedy+drama. It is a dramedy. It will be a unique, special story to tell. I am quite excited for its release on March 18, 2016.
"I got to work with Rishi Kapoor again after 'Student'. He is playing our grandfather. The warmth and bonding that the whole crew had reflected on-screen. This is the first ensemble for me and the best outdoor shoot I ever had."
The movie, directed by "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu" helmer Shakun Batra, also stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Sidharth said he had a great time working with the "Khoobsurat" star, with whom he bonded while playing cricket matches, which they used to title 'India vs Pakistan'.
"I had a great working relationship with Fawad. We got along really well after a couple of days. We have same interest in food, in movies.
"We exchanged notes on our cultures, we used to talk about Lahore and Delhi. When we played cricket on sets, we called it India vs Pakistan match. It was exciting."