Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are definitely enjoying their new relationship and the two are often spotted spending time with each other's families (thank you, paparazzi?).

What does Mahesh Bhatt think of their very public romance?

“It’s very obvious that they are making no bones about talking to people about them being intimate," says Mahesh. "And I don’t belong to that category of parents who’d advise their children about their personal choices. Alia is an adult and it’s a matter that she has to resolve. It’s their life, their space. I respect and admire them for choosing to talk to the world when, and if, they want to do.”

Commenting on their photos going viral, he said, “When I saw those pics, I was like, ‘Oh, the paparazzi age is here and you have people from the outside using their premise to capture the image, because that’s what the nation is thrusting for. So, not saying more, I’d let the paparazzi guess if papa is raazi.”

But it's clear that Ranbir has his approval, at least in a professional capacity:

“I like and love him very much. He has got a core far deeper than what cinema space can capture. He astounded me in Sanju. After Amitabh Bachchan’s Deewar (1975), this is the first time I’ve seen an actor take charge of a character, which is iconic like Sanjay Dutt. Ranbir is barely 34 or 35 and though he comes from the great lineage of the Kapoor family, he has a unique charm and talent that’s his own. He is an original, just like Alia is an original.”