It was a mutual decision and there is no truth in the rumours that there is a rift between us." Quiz him further as to whether he would go ahead casting another hero in place of Nivin, and he says, "Though the story is ready I am not going ahead with any other actor for the script.
But according to a source, close friends of the twosome are aware of their growing closeness but the couple does not wish to make their relationship public yet.
Nora is in talks for the ninth season of 'Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa' and Angad has been egging her on to take up the reality dance show given that her item song in Baahubali earned her rave reviews. There's Gauri Shinde's next featuring Alia Bhatt as a direc tor, who finds the muse for her short film in the men she meets. There's also Shoojit Sircar's Amitabh Bachchan-starrer, Pink in which he plays Taapsee Pannu's boyfriend.
"But despite their hectic schedules they make it a point to find time for each other, like any normal couple.
Director Lal Jose has decided to clear the air regarding his upcoming movie.
There has been a buzz around his next film and rumours were rife that there has been a rift between the director and actor Nivin Pauly, regarding a movie that should have started shoot in December.
When contacted, Lal Jose told us, "It's true that Nivin and I were planning to do a movie together for a script written by Bobby-Sanjay duo.
However, we are not taking it forward at the moment and it's on hold.
The duo met last April in Goa and hit it off instantly.
Interestingly, Nora was linked to Bigg Boss co-contestant and Season 9 winner Prince Narula during their stint on the popular reality show.
But while Prince admitted to dating her, the Moroccon Canadian dancer, model and actress made it clear that they were not a couple, pointing out that she had not responded to his love letter of his proposal when inside the Bigg Boss House.
This time around also Nora has been deflecting queries about Bishan Singh Bedi's actor son.