When in India, it doesn’t take much time to realize what Indians are crazy about. With the IPL 2017 fever at its peak, one can soon witness their unconditional love for the game. Another thing that is equally intoxicating is the glamor of Bollywood. What happens when these most loved professions come together? It makes headlines overnight with fans of both Bollywood and cricket going gaga over the news.
Love stories are wonderful but when it is about famous film stars and cricketers, it becomes a hot topic for everyone. Here, are the most famous love stories between famous cricketers and Bollywood belles that made a lot of heads turn.
Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
One of the legendary jodis is that of Nawab Tiger Pataudi and Bollywood’s bong beauty Sharmila Tagore. These two did not just bring the world of cricket and Bollywood together but also crossed the boundaries of religion to become one. They were adored by everyone and they made a very handsome pair. RIP Pataudi.
Neena Gupta and Sir Vivian Richards
The award-winning actress and West Indies cricketer fell in love but sadly, did not end up together due to reasons unknown. But their love story became etched in the history of both Bollywood and cricket with the birth of their love child Masaba Gupta, an ace fashion designer today.
Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin
Their affair became one of the most popular page 3 gossips in the 1990s. A married Indian cricket team captain in love with a rising Bollywood actress! Perfect news to become a sensational story overnight. Azharuddin divorced his first wife and married Sangeeta Bijlani but eventually, the couple got separated in 2010 after 14 long years of being together.
Zeenat Aman and Imran Khan
This is, undoubtedly, the hottest Bollywood-cricket pairing that ruffled many feathers not just in India but also in Pakistan. Unfortunately, their affair did not culminate into marriage and the two parted ways sooner than anyone would have imagined.
Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh
After keeping their relationship under wraps for a long time, Geeta Basra, who became popular post her film The Train opposite Emraan Hashmi, and Harbhajan Singh finally tied the knot in 2015. The two are now proud parents of a baby girl.
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Yuvraj Singh is no stranger to Bollywood as is evident from his linkups with Deepika Padukone and Kim Sharma in the past. But the left-handed batsman finally found true love in Hazel Keech of Bodyguard fame.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
He is the most influential cricketer in the country today and Anushka, an established name in the film industry. This powerhouse couple is the current sensation when it comes to love stories between film stars and cricketers. This very stylish pair has not openly declared their love for each other but fans of both Anushka and Virat would definitely want them to tie the knot soon.
Cricket and Bollywood are two things that will never lose their popularity and neither will all things related to these two professions. If you know of any interesting trivia from these two very popular worlds, let us know in the comment below.