Says a source at the awards, "Kim and Apoorva were seen at various events at the film awards extravaganza. They hung around and appeared to be enjoying each other's company a lot. It was apparent that both appeared to share a strong camaraderie. They arrived at the party separately, they stuck by each other's sides and even left together."
The source adds, "Apu and Kim's close friendship comes as a surprise because while Apu is single and doesn't have a girlfriend, Kim has been dating Spanish pop singer Carlos Marin (of Il Divo) for over a year and they appear to be quite serious."
Says the filmmaker, "Kim is one of my best friends and a really close buddy. I knew her even before I became a director. In fact, we hang around in each other's homes in Mumbai too."
Says Kim, "I have known Apu for a very long time - ever since his first film Mumbai Se Aya Mera Dost. Yes, we used to hang out a lot together. There's no harm in chilling together and we are very good friends. We were at the party together but we didn't leave together."
Kim Sharma and Apoorva Lakhia's close dosti was on display at a recently concluded awards event held in Colombo.