More than his acting chops Ranbir Kapoor has been more in news for his love life. His first high profile relationship was with actress Deepika Padukone, whom he dated from late 2007 till 2009. Padukone caught him cheating on her with another actress (rumoured to be Katrina Kaif) and left him, after which he began seeing Kaif. They kept denying their relationship but in 2013 their holiday photos leaked that put a stamp on their silent affair. Soon Kapoor left his parental home and began a live-in relationship with the actress.
In 2015, while Katrina Kaif was giving interviews of wanting to get married and have kids, Ranbir was trying to bang back in the acting field after several back to back flops. They split up after Christmas that year. While Katrina is single and busy with her professional commitments, Ranbir has moved on to another romance.
Kapoor has been linked with Pakistani actress Mahira Khan since early this year, which they have both denied, but now their secret holiday pictures from NYC have made way online.
Ranbir and Mahira can be seen in casual attires and smoking.
Mahira is also getting a lot of flak online from her countrymen for wearing western clothes and smoking while Ranbir is receiving criticism for dating a Pakistani.
The couple was first linked in March when they attended the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai. A backstage video of them in an animated conversation went viral, with many claiming they looked like a romantic couple. The couple was first introduced to each other last year by Ranbir’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil co-star Fawad Khan, who is himself a Pakistani and has worked with Mahira in Humsafar. At that time she was shooting for her Bollywood debut, Raees with Shah Rukh Khan.