With a thriving hype surrounding the grand Virat-Anushka wedding, we are all excited and curious about this highly famed and glamorous pairing between the cricketers and Bollywood stars. The attraction between these famous celebrities, however, is not new. As history tells us, this glam-sport pairing has surfaced many times. Let’s look at 5 unforgettable romantic tales between people from two very different worlds, which turned into marriages
Sharmila Tagore – Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
This was the first ever pairing from the cricket world and the Bollywood. While Mansoor Ali Khan was the youngest captain the team India had ever seen, Sharmila Tagore was the most talked about actress of the times, who had been breaking taboos left and right. Their courtship period was as beautiful as their marriage. Both met in the capital through a common friend. To woo the Bengali beauty, the Captain Nawab has gifted her roses and letters for a period of four years and after then only, the Bengali beauty agreed to his marriage proposal. And like a true fairy tale, they were happily together in their marriage for over 40 years, until death did them apart.
Sangeeta Bijlani- Mohammad Azharuddin
These two met in rather unsettling situations. Sangeeta was nursing her heart after calling off marriage with Salman Khan and Azharuddin was married with 2 kids. But the sparks between them were enough to overcome all the odds. Both had a very social life and kept bumping into each other at social events and parties. They soon realized they were serious about each other and were much more than just a fling. This cricketer and Bollywood celebrity couple married in 1996. However, they separated in 2010 due to tensions in their marriage.
Harbhajan Singh- Geeta Basra
These adorable youngsters had been low key seeing each other for a long time until they decided to tie the knot. These two vibrant love-struck celebrities tied the knot near the end of 2015 and now are blessed with a beautiful girl, named Hinaya Heer Plaha. The two now are open about their affection even in public. Appearances as a couple on shows like Nach Baliye and him even calling her ‘Biwi no. 1’ make us go awww and strengthen our beliefs again in a perfect love story.
Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge
Zaheer Khan has always been a heartthrob and we have fallen in love with Sagarika since the day we saw Chak De! India. The couple has always been secretive about their relationship and nobody had a slightest of clue that they were together. The couple got hitched recently on Nov 23, 2017. The D-day, although, private was not short of lavish celebrations. The couple, however, after the marriage has not remained so low key. The love-struck couple has quite a presence on Twitter and we just wish the love grows only stronger between the two.
Virat Kohli – Anushka Sharma
Finally! Our star celebrities, who are just through with their luxurious wedding and an equally wonderful reception, have carried on the legacy of the unconventional pairing quite beautifully. Their romance was confirmed to media when they started getting seen together. Among flashes of paparazzi clicks, there were resounding smashes of heartbreaks too. But we lived through it and now we can not be anything but happy for this gorgeous couple. The couple flew to Italy for their D-day and the rest is history.
Fame definitely attracts fame and these beautiful cricketer-actor pairs, which we are so thankful for, are just one example. Their beautiful pairing gives us romance and marriage goals. Hope we see more of this brand of pairing in the coming year.