Daggubati `embarrassed` at rumours of dating Bipasha

Updated: Mar 26, 2011, 19:10 PM IST

New Delhi: Southern actor Rana Daggubati, who is set to make his Bollywood debut in ‘Dum Maaro Dum’, has squashed rumours of a relationship with co-star Bipasha Basu.

"I have immense respect for Bipasha as a co-star and it`s embarrassing that people should think otherwise. Don`t know where the rumors keep creeping up from over and over again!" Daggubati posted on his Twitter page.

The 25-year-old actor, who has been reportedly dating Shriya Saran for the past five years, is said to have had a rift with her -- thanks to his closeness to Bipasha. However, Daggubati has denied anything more than a friendship with Shriya.

"Shriya has known me since I was in college. We`ve been great friends for over 8 yrs now. All other gossips are FALSE! (sic)," he added on the Twitter.

‘Dum Maaro Dum’, also starring Abhishek Bachchan, releases April 22.