Anushka Sharma denies wedding rumours with Virat Kohli
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has quashed reports that suggested she would be getting married to Indian cricket Virat Kohli in 2016. In a statement released on her behalf, the 27-year-old said that there was no truth in the rumours and claimed that she herself would publically announce the decision should such a time come, NDTV reports.
Wedding bells are ringing in the Bollywood-Cricket circuit with India’s veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh set to tie the knot with UK-born Indian actress Geeta Basra on October 29. Kohli, who is expected to be one of the most high-profile guests at the grand reception that the soon-to-be-wed couple would be holding at New Delhi on November 1, was rumoured to follow in the footsteps of his teammate as social media went into a frenzy following a report by Mid-Day.
The report was based on the fact that Anushka was spotted with the cricketer in Mumbai, with her father accompanying the couple, in what was assumed to be a house-hunting spree while an alleged close family friend also added fuel to the fire.
"Anushka and Virat have been open about their relationship because they are sure about taking it to the marriage altar. Their families will meet soon and decide the wedding date. In all likelihood, they will get hitched early next year," Mid-Day quoted a source as saying.
Anushka, however, took strong exception to the alleged rumours and denied that any such plans were being made and added that she would be making the decision public herself, if and when the time comes.
The statement reads: "There is no truth to the stories/rumours about Anushka Sharma's impending wedding. Currently, she is busy and happy with her work commitments. She has always been open about her life and would appreciate it and request everyone to wait for her to make announcements about her life instead of speculating."
Based on the openness with which the couple have talked about their relationship, it is safe to assume that Anushka might indeed mean what she is stating. After all, Anushka had come out with a pubic statement confirming her relationship with Kohli in December 2014.
"We are not hiding anything. We are two normal young people in a relationship." She also said that being gossiped about makes her uncomfortable: "Being public figures, your relationship becomes a topic of entertainment for people, and for me that not comfortable situation. It's something personal and pure for me and I don't want to put it out for someone out there to have a cup of coffee and discuss it. That makes me uncomfortable," she had said.