Sonam Kapoor and popular south star Rana Daggubati (son of producer Suresh Naidu and the nephew of actor Venkatesh) were friends at a point in time. Rana made his debut early this year in the Telugu film Leader. He makes his B-Town entry with Rohan Sippy’s Dum Maro Dum.
The actress and Rana became friends as their dads have known each other for years. Anil Kapoor has worked in several of D Ramanaidu’s films and the two families are quite close.
Sonam and Rana met for the first time during Milind Deora and Pooja Shetty’s wedding reception in 2008 where they exchanged numbers and stayed in touch. Whenever Rana was in the city, he would try and catch up with Sonam.
However, their friendship didn’t last too long. Even though there was nothing romantic between the two, the actress was a bit perturbed after she heard that Rana had a long-standing history of befriending girls and then pulling a disappearing act. After that Sonam took a step back and downgraded him from a friend to an acquaintance.
A source reveals, "When Rana and Sonam were friends, everyone thought their friendship might develop into something more. However, that never happened."
Sonam however maintains that they are still friends. She says, "Rana is a family friend and a brother."