The newbie pooh-poohs rumours of him dating Elli Avram and now, Amy Jackson. “These are friends. I have lots of friends in my age group in the film industry, who I was not able to meet for a very long time because I was busy with my first film Hero. Now that I’m between films, this is a good time to catch up with everyone.” Sooraj Pancholi doesn’t seem to take his single-ready-to-mingle status too seriously. But there have been reports linking him with every PYT in Bollywood. Especially his mentor Salman Khan’s protégées.
So no affair with Amy? “None at all. What can I do if I am at the same venue as these girls, they take pictures of us chatting together and people decide we were together at the venue?” Sooraj is very clear he has no time or inclination to be in a relationship. “I haven’t dated or even interacted properly with any girl after my last relationship (with Jiah Khan). It’s not that I am afraid of falling in love again. In fact, I am waiting for it to happen. But sadly, there is nobody. There has been nobody in the past three years.”
He is busy preparing for his next film. “Right now, I’m putting in as many hours as possible to train for my next film. So I don’t see any chance of love happening. In any case, I’d never date a girl from the film industry. It has to be someone not connected with the entertainment world.”