Bollywood's young gen actor Sidharth Malhotra was recently spotted with Brazilian model Izabelle Leite, giving rise to dating speculations.
The "Hasse Toh Phasse" actor was seen spending time with Leite on Wednesday in a Bandra hotspot. The duo dressed casually, looked comfortable with each other, until the model started hiding her face from photographers.
When asked about her relationship with Malhotra, the model told Hindustan Times, "I have known Sidharth for some time, but we are just good friends."
She further dismissed the rumours of a planned holiday with Malhotra in Mauritus saying that she would be busy promoting her film "Purani Jeans" in the coming days.
While the duo has not come clean about their relationship, their friends claim that the two have been spending a lot of time together.
"They have known each other for almost a year now. They have been going out for long drives and to restaurants and nightspots frequently," a friend of the couple told Times of India.
Leite is a known face in the fashion industry and also appears in cosmetic major Lakme's advertisements.
Interestingly, the model was earlier in news for her romantic liaison with cricketer Virat Kohli. Rumours of the two dating were rife after they were seen strolling together on the streets of Singapore. However, neither of the celebs confirmed their relationship and said they were just friends.
Leite was previously in a relationship with Rati Agnihotri's son Tanuj Virwani, when the two starred in "Luv U Soniyo."
Meanwhile, Malhotra's new arm candy makes us wonder if the actor is game for dating models. He has earlier dated a South African model.