A celebrity's life is hard. Perennially trapped in gossip columns, the stars often find themselves neck deep in rumours, and interestingly, they turn out to be true some times.

"Kumkum Bhagya" actress Sriti Jha and Kunal Karan Kapoor dating is old news, and the latter has come out rubbishing it as well. But a Tellychakkar report claims that the two are on a holiday together in Pondicherry and will celebrate New Year there. Based on some research done by the web portal, both have checked in to the same hotel – Hotel Villa Shanti.

When the rumours first started spilling out, Kunal, very vehemently, denied the development saying they were nothing but good friends. "I will not comment on it. I mean, this is very cliched and more than anything, it is annoying! Sriti is nothing more than a good friend of mine," India-Forums quoted him as saying.

However, if a certain insider's account of their equation is taken into consideration then these two are very serious about each other and are hoping to take their relationship to the next level. "They are very serious about each other and are hoping that their relationship materializes into something bigger. They met through common friends years ago, but started dating only recently," the source informed The Times of India, earlier this month.

In other news, this isn't the first time that this leading lady has been romantically linked with her co-stars and colleagues from the industry. Harshad Chopra and Vikrant Massey are two such names which Sriti was associated with for a short while.