It all began on Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan, where Sara Ali Khan was invited with actor-father Saif Ali Khan. On the show, when the then-budding actress was asked about her crush, without blinking her eyes, she took Kartik’s name, and daddy dearest’s joked that if he (Kartik) had “the money”, he could take his daughter. Later, at one of the award functions, Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan’s co-star from Simmba played cupid there. Sara and Kartik who were seated at the opposite sides of the row were introduced by the Befikre actor.

From lunch dates to seeing off each other at the airports, Kartik Aaryan’s small gestures are proof that he treats Sara Ali Khan no less than a princess.

On Thursday, Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan were spotted exiting a dance studio together. While the Mumbai rains came around unexpectedly, Kartik showed his chivalrous side by holding an umbrella for rumoured ladylove Sara. He protected her from getting drenched, and they both had smiles on their faces when snapped by the paparazzi.