Things look positive in Saif Ali Khan's choti behna Soha's life. Not only is she the proud owner of her own home in Khar but according to sources, Saif and her parents met up with close friend Siddharth and put the stamp of approval on their romance. This was just ahead of the lady's departure for Kunal Kohli's untitled film set in USA and Bangkok.
In the open
Says a source, "Soha has been in a relationship with her Rang De Basanti co-star Siddharth for more than a year but couldn't come out openly with it because he had gone through a divorce from his childhood girlfriend Meghna, last year.
Also, Siddharth was based in Chennai. But of late, Soha has been spotted with him at various city hotspots.
There's a reason for this. Not only is Siddharth based in Mumbai-now for the shooting of Chandan Arora's Striker but recently, Saif, Sharmila and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi met Siddharth at Saif's place and approved of him."
It was during the shooting of Rang De Basanti that Soha and Siddharth became extremely close. A reserved person, Siddharth liked Soha's bubbly nature and positivity towards life. Gradually, they both discovered that they had more than a deep affection for each other.
Apparently, the level-headed Saif wanted to check out Siddharth and his intentions. The source adds, "Saif asked Soha over to his Bandra apartment along with her boyfriend. When she arrived, she was surprised to see her parents present as well. Saif had called them over to meet his little sister's object of affection.
Though Siddharth and Soha had been dating for some time, they didn't come out in the open about their relationship. This caused Sharmila and Mansoor a lot of unrest so Saif decided it was time for his family to come face-to-face with the RDB man."
The source reveals that within minutes of meeting Siddharth, Saif was completely charmed. "Siddharth is a cool dude like Saif and they kept chatting away merrily on various issues. After dinner, Saif was even heard inviting Siddharth over on his sets to discuss various aspects of filmmaking.
The Pataudis too were impressed with the South boy's down-to-earth attitude." Soha doesn't deny the incident but adds, "I am really not comfortable discussing my personal life in the papers. I hope you understand."