18/05/2016 3:59 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Uday Chopra Rubbishes Reports About His Relationship With Nargis Fakhri, Insists They're 'Close Friends'


There has been a lot of speculation around the alleged relationship between Nargis Fakhri and Uday Chopra. While neither of them has publicly acknowledged each other as their romantic partner, news outlets continue to report the many happenings in their supposed love life.

A recent report inDNA suggested that Chopra broke-up with Fakhri over a WhatsApp message, texting her 'It's Over.' So heartbroken was Fakhri after this unceremonious break-up that she decided to take off to New York for a one-month break, the report suggested. A Bollywood Life story also said that Fakhri is 'quitting' Bollywood as Chopra had called off their marriage plans.

Responding to these claims, Fakhri's spokesperson released a comment, saying, "Nargis has been extremely overworked working on 3 films simultaneously over the last year. For someone who's used to doing one film at a time, this was quite a bit for Nargis, who's exhausted. She has no plans to leave B-Town and will be back to sets to complete the pending patchwork for her film Banjo June 2nd week onwards with Riteish Deshmukh. In addition, she has already verbally agreed to two other projects for 2017 before she left and will complete the paperwork when she's back. That coupled with her brand commitments that extend over multiple years, is testament to her being here for good"

This added more fuel to the already raging firestorm.

While usually the one to Tweet instead of giving out a statement to the press, Chopra felt, this time, the press had gone a bit too far and released a statement this afternoon.

"I normally don’t respond to gossip, but the press has been reporting a lot of fiction disguised as fact. I would just like to clarify that Nargis and I have been and still are very close friends. The press has done a wonderful job of creating stories out of thin air and I applaud their creativity. However these are all untrue."

Chopra has never shied away from indulging in virtual PDA and routinely sends out flirtatious Tweets to Fakhri. The two also took off for a vacation in Maldives, triggering more speculations of a hush-hush romance.

Nargis Fakhri and Uday Chopra snapped in Maldives

But that of course, cannot be conclusive proof of their relationship. Close friends go to places like Maldives all the time for holidays, don't they now.

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