Since January 1, when Vijay Varma and Tamannah Bhatia were spotted celebrating the New Year together at a restaurant in Goa, the two have been spotted hanging out a few times. They returned together at Mumbai airport after their Goa trip and have been seen together at an awards ceremony and on a lunch date. In response to media reports about the couple, Vijay posted a photo of his actual “lunch date,” filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh. The actor will star in Sujoy’s next film, The Devotion of Suspect X. (Read also: Tamannaah Bhatia and Vijay Varma go out together for a day after being reunited at the awards ceremony. See pictures)
The actor took to Twitter and posted a photo of himself pointing at director Sujoy with the caption, “My lunch date (shrug man emoji) @sujoy_g.” Vijay was dressed in a blue hoodie and brown trousers, while Sujoy wore gray sweatpants with a white shirt and cardigan.
Fans responded to his post with laughing emojis. One fan even wrote, “The rumor was the better option (smile face emoji).” Another Twitter fan asked, “@sujoy_g looks disappointed, where’s the food?”
Vijay and Tamannaah have not confirmed or said anything about their new relationship. On Monday, the rumored couple was spotted in Bandra, Mumbai, reportedly on a lunch date. Vijay wore the same clothes as in his picture with Sujoy. They had acknowledged the paparazzi as they were being photographed and even waved back at them. The day before, they had separately attended an awards ceremony.
The dating rumors first started on January 1 when a short video clip of New Year’s Eve celebrations at a restaurant in Goa surfaced online showing Vijay and Tamannaah embracing and kissing at the party. After that, they were also seen traveling together when they returned to Mumbai airport the next day.
The Devotion of Suspect X is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Japanese author Keigo Higashino. The Netflix film also stars Kareena Kapoor and Jaideep Ahlawat. The Hindi movie marks Kareena’s OTT debut.
Vijay was last seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix movie Darlings opposite Alia Bhatt last year. Besides The Devotion of Suspect X, the actor can also be seen in the Prime Video series Dahaad with Sonakshi Sinha, Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah. The web series, directed by Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi, will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival next month.