News|July 11, 2012 10:12 am

Me and Sonal are just friends – Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil Nitin Mukesh is fast gaining a reputation as The Great Pretender. There have been three cases where he has admitted his feelings for B-Town actresses in the past.

He has even hinted at a relationship with these divas, but they’ve only feigned ignorance or ignored his declarations in print. While the first two actresses in question — Deepika Padukone and Asin — maintained a dignified silence, his latest “girlfriend” Sonal Chauhan was not quite so accomodating.

This is what Neil said recently,

I am in love with Sonal Chauhan. She is everything I want in a woman. She makes me feel good about who I am. I know she feels very strongly for me. We want to make sure that we’re in love for keeps. Sonal has met my parents. Why only her hand in marriage? I will ask for all of her — as soon she lets me.

What she said:
In an interview two days ago, Sonal refuted Neil’s statements that they are in a relationship and that she’d met his parents.

If I was in a relationship with anybody, I would definitely not hide it, at least not from them.

she said, even denying meeting Neil’s parents.

Please, I haven’t met them.

Asked about Neil’s statement that she helped him come out of his shell after his last relationship (read: Asin) and healed him, she shot back,

Gosh! He hasn’t even spoken about his previous relationship with me. I am fond of Neil as a person, I don’t know what the future holds for me. He is a genuine guy. But I don’t know why he has been speaking of us this way. I am not in a relationship with him and I certainly don’t believe in casual flings. I know him for only four months and that’s a very short time to decide and take such a big decision.

A day after her interview, a subdued Neil said on his micro-blogging account, “I really like and am extremely fond of @sonalchauhan7.”

While we’re very close friends, we’re not in a relationship.

He also added,

She’s taking her time to decide and I respect that. Nothing more to say beyond that. Everything else is just speculation.