Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
Pictured: Ranveer Singh and Deepika PadukoneVarinder Chawla

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone may reportedly be in a relationship but author Nikita Singh said that the actor is her husband. However, the best-selling author added that she is not Ranveer's wife in real and that she considers him as husband "in heart."

In an interview some time ago, Nikita revealed her fascination for Ranveer, saying he was the "love of her life." The 24-year-old gorgeous author was talking about her liking for cricketer Hardik Pandya. When told that the sportsman was already married, Nikita switched her response and said she was Ranveer's wife.

"I know and I don't care, because my husand is Ranveer Singh. He's the love of my life," Nikita told the Telegraph

When asked if she was referring to the Bollywood actor, she said, "Yes! (giggles) One of my friends knows him and he asked me, 'You do know that he;'s very happy in his relationship, right?' And I was like, 'But in my heart, he's my husband and I am very happy that way, you understand? Why would you take that away from me?'"

Ranveer certainly has a huge female fan-following and it looks like the popular author is one of them. The author apparently dreams of marrying the "Befkire" actor. Well, it will be interesting to see what Deepika has to say about it.

Nikita has written a number of novels, including "If It's Not Forever," "Love@Facebook," "Right Here Right Now," and the latest is "Like A Love Song." In 2011, she released her first book "Love@Facebook" at the age of 19 and followed it up with another one along with co-author Durjoy Dutta, titled "Someone Like You" in 2013. The book was ranked fifth in Hindustan Times' Bestseller list. Check out some photos of the author: