Recently, the news had broken out that Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is in a
relationship with Nach Baliye 12 participant, Natasa Stankovic. Now, the insiders have confirmed that Hardik’s best friend, KL Rahul too is in a relationship. While the speculation was rife that Rahul is getting closer to Alia Bhatt’s close friend, Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor, the rumour mill also hinted that the star Indian player is dating Bollywood actress, Nidhhi Agarwal.
However, these all rumours have proven false as designer Vikram Phadnis has confirmed that Rahul is in a relationship with Sunil Shetty’s daughter, Athiya Shetty.
Though neither Rahul or Athiya have made their relationship public, reports had emerged in February that they are getting close.
On a recent Instagram post, Athiya Shetty’s close friend and fashion designer, Vikram Phadnis tried to pull her leg by mentioning cricketing terms in the comments box.
The Mubarkaan actress had posted a quote which read ‘Trust the Timing of Life’ to which Phadnis replied “You seem to be v hyper and excited these days??? Let’s go to KL??? Kuala Lumpur????”
Now, every cricket fan knows what KL stands for and to confirm that there’s something brewing between the cricketer and the actress, the designer added that “I will complain to the UMPIRE !! @athiyashetty and once your WICKET is gone… it is back to the pavilion!!!”
This is definitely a huge hint that all but confirms KL Rahul’s relationship with Athiya
Shetty. Relationships between cricketers and Bollywood actresses are not new as
current Indian captain, Virat Kohli is married to popular B-Town actress, Anushka
Sharma. Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan had tied the knot with Sagarika
Ghatage while Mohammad Azharuddin had also fallen for a popular actress, Sangita
KL Rahul had a poor series against West Indies recently and now that the Indian team will play against South Africa, the dashing player will look to regain his lost touch. On the other hand, Athiya Shetty is currently busy with the shooting of her upcoming film Motichoor Chaknachoor which also stars Nawazuddin Siddique.