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."