MUMBAI: Studio talk is that it started with an innocent audition. Shraddha Kapoor, daughter of screen baddie Shakti Kapoor, apparently went to the audition of Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam.

And now it is being insinuated that though she didn’t get the film (Sonam Kapoor has been signed for it), the leading man of Mausam has taken a keen interest in the newbie.

Shraddha, a very attractive young girl, was first seen in Teen Patti... and there were rumours earlier linking her to Pratik.

However, her mother Shivangi categorically denied these rumours. Now we hear that Shahid is coaching Shraddha. And these two are also good friends. A round of denials will follow. But for the moment the industry is abuzz with talk of this new found friendship.