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Ranbir Kapoor’s sister gave Alia Bhatt a gorgeous “welcome to the fam” gift

What a thoughtful gesture

By ELLE team  June 1st, 2018

When news broke that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were officially dating — an announcement made by Ranbir himself — the internet went into lockdown mode. Rumours had been swirling ever since the two showed up to Sonam Kapoor’s wedding together, especially since both good-looking stars have been single for a while. Speaking about his new girlfriend, Ranbir said, “It’s really new right now, and I don’t want to overspeak. It needs time to breathe and it needs space. As an actor, as a person, Alia is — what’s the right word — flowing right now. When I see her work, when I see her act, even in life, what she gives is something that I’m aspiring to for myself.”

And while everyone waited breathlessly for Alia to release a statement of her own, the Raazi actress thought of a far more subtle way to get everyone up to speed on her new relationship. 

Late last night, Alia took to Instagram to reveal a gorgeous new bracelet that we’re probably going to see her wearing very often.  

alia bhatt Ranbir Kapoor gift 

Sure, the delicate gold and diamond bracelet is deserving on its own, but it doesn’t hurt that it’s a ‘welcome to the fam’ gift from Ranbir’s sister, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, who has an eponymous line of fine jewellery. 

Do we take this as proof that this new romance is already getting serious?

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt could take PDA cues from these loved-up Bollywood couples 

Holding hands

Holding hands with someone you love releases a chemical called oxytocin that reduces stress. But the way you hold hands says a lot about your relationship with the person attached to the hand your holding. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle are the perfect couple to demonstrate the 'palm down' hand hold, possibly the most common of all the hand embraces. Akshay's hand is on top with his palm facing down establishing him as the more dominant one in this scenario. This is more often than not a protective stance. Not that Twinkle needs protecting, but it's always nice to have a helping hand. 

Palms up

Putting your palms up doesn't just mean you want to raise the roof. It's a non-threatening gesture meant to symbolise offering yourself to your partner. According to psychologists, when you laugh in a room full of people, the person whose eye you catch in that moment is the person closest to you. The steady eye contact, Akshay's lean towards Twinkle and her upward-facing palms are seriously #goals

Feet placement

No one really spends a lot of time looking at their partners' feet unless they have a foot fetish. But you may want to check out your lover's feet for reasons other than convincing them to get a manicure. In this couple's photo, you can clearly see Akshay's feet pointing towards Twinkle. Translation? He's moving towards her. The body points towards where the mind wants to go


It's a psychological phenomenon where you start naturally imitating the person you're with. Their body language, the words they use and sometimes, even the way they dress. Ever hear the phrase, "Your'e rubbing off on me" ? That's mirroring right there.

The arm link

More common on red carpets but when seen in front of street art, it implies the person holding their partner's arm is seeking protection. It could also be seen as possessiveness. Mark your territory, gurl.

The lingering kiss

Shahid put this picture up in celebration of his one-year anniversary with Mira, but he didn't need to caption it because the lingering kiss gave away everything. A firm kiss planted on the lips is reserved for someone you love, extending that kiss long enough to get an Instagram worthy shot is reserved for fresh love. 

Eye contact

Lingering eye contact is a sign of affection and also strengthens the bond between a couple. But the real clincher here is in the pupils, dilated pupils means you're looking at something you love.. or that you're on drugs. Love is a drug, right?