The Wanted star Siva Kaneswaran insists he is still friends with One Direction singer Niall Horan despite apparent rivalry between their bands.
Siva, 24, and 19-year-old Niall have found common ground thanks to their shared Irish heritage and the pair often have a laugh when they bump into each other in Niall's hometown of Mullingar, County Westmeath.
Siva told the Sunday World: “I've met Niall a few times and he's a sound lad.
“I have friends who live in Mullingar and people there are quite sound. Whenever I see Niall he says hello and we have the craic.”
Members of the two bands are said to have been at war for months with One Direction's Zayn Malik and The Wanted's Max George having a public spat on Twitter in November.
However, Siva is more interested in spending time with his loved ones than fighting with fellow pop stars.
He said: “In the beginning, we spent 18 months doing school and club gigs with nothing coming in. We were all in the red before we got our break.
“Now we can focus on what's really important in life, the music and taking care of family.”