Sidharth Malhotra, Shruti Haasan
Did Sidharth Malhotra, Shruti Haasan date for a shortwhile?Varinder Chawla

Thanks to the inimitable charm, Bollwyood's hottest face Sidharth Malhotra often finds himself linked to actresses from and beyond the Hindi film industry.

According to a recent report released by Bollywood Life, the "Ek Villain" actor dated Shruti Haasan for a little while. "A source close to Shruti had claimed that the actress didn't want to date the charming man because she didn't want to be one of the many names linked to Sid around that time. But Sid won her over somehow and they started seeing each other for a brief while," stated the portal.

It is being said that the short-lived relationship was more of a rebound as the two hooked up after Malhotra broke up with his South African girlfriend. However, there's a strong buzz that the dishy actor is currently seeing "Purani Jeans" actress Izabelle Leite, who is rumoured to have dated Anushka Sharma's beau Virat Kohli.

However, while Leite claims to share a 'good' friendship with Malhotra, the latter told DNA in an interview that he wishes to keep quiet about his personal life and equations with people. Interestingly, this is not the first actress the hunk has been linked with. Aditi Rao Hydari, Shraddha Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are some such names who have been tagged as the actor's alleged girlfriends.

Malhotra will be next seen in "Brothers" alongside Akshay Kumar, for which he has had to undertake extensive mixed martial arts training. An adaptation of Hollywood film "Warrior", the film is looking at an October 2015 release.

"I have begun shooting recently with Jackie Shroff. He is the nicest guy I have met, he has a great vibe. Shooting with seniors is a great experience - they have some interesting stories to tell!," DNA quoted Malhotra as saying.