There is some fatal attraction between Indian cricket and Bollywood, some of which have turned out to be a match made in heaven. From the charming love story of Sharmila Tagore and Tiger Pataudi to India’s most happening couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, the country has witnessed several stories of fulfilled and unfulfilled love between cricketers and Bollywood celebrities. However, the magic spell cast by some of India’s most beautiful and talented ladies does not bind itself to cricketers from India only.
You would be surprised to know that some of Pakistan’s most famous cricketers had also fallen for some leading Bollywood actresses. In this article, we bring to you certain cross-border love stories that you may not be aware about.
1. Do you know there was a time when Wasim Akram fell head over heels for Sushmita Sen?
Yes, you hear it right? This was in 2008 when both of them were judging a reality show together. Sushmita’s charming demeanor grasped Akram’s attention so much that there was a time when rumors about their alleged marriage started doing the rounds. However, the rumors were shattered when Akram went on to marry Australian citizen Shaniera Thompson, a marriage that has lasted to date.
2. Was Sonali Bendre the reason behind Shoaib Akhtar’s late marriage?
There was a time when Sonali Bendre was dating Pakistan firebrand pacer Shoaib Akhtar. In fact, Shoaib had even declared it on national television and said that if Sonali says a no, he would even kidnap her! However, later on the Rawalpindi express (as Shoaib is still known by) clarified that they were just friends.
3. Is Tamanna Bhatia all set to marry former Pakistani pacer Abdul Razzaq?
Rumors about their relationship had been on rounds for quite sometime now. However, social media received some food for thought when the duo were spotted in a jewelry shop, shopping for some precious gold jewelry. Although the couple hasn’t yet confirmed their relationship but you never know – we might just witness another cross-border nuptial vow.
4. Yesteryear actress Reena Roy had been wife to stylish Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan.
She was beautiful and he was charming. And both were quite famous in their respective fields. Love sparked between the stylish Pakistani batsman and the charming Reena Roy. The even got married, however, this marital bliss did not continue for long as later they divorced.
5. When Zeenat Aman fell for the Pakistani captain Imran Khan.
Imran Khan had always been in news as much for his cricketing abilities as for his hunk Pathan looks. One of the persons to get swayed by such handsomeness was none other than the sexy yesteryear actress Zeenat Aman. In fact, the Pakistani pacer was even rumored to be dating the Bollywood actress in the 1980s.
So what do you think? Would you like Indian actresses dating Pakistani cricketers?