They may be denying their relationship to the world, but the camaraderie and closeness that Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli share is hard to miss. On Anushka's 25th birthday, here is a look at the couple's love story.
While most believe that Anushka and Virat first met during the shoot of ad, which featured them together, reports suggest that it was Ranveer Singh who had introduced the two at a party long back. It was in fact on Anushka's recommendation that Virat was roped in to endorse the shampoo brand which the duo are associated with.
While speculations were rife about their relationship ever since they featured in the ad together, doubts were cleared when Virat was spotted at Anushka's residence in January this year. The Indian cricket team arrived at the Mumbai airport after the South Africa tour and Virat Kohli straight away made his way to close friend Anushka's house in Mumbai. Moreover, Anushka had send in her car to receive Virat at the airport, which later took him to her apartment in Mumbai.
The duo were spotted walking hand in hand in Auckland, New Zeland in February by some of their Indian fans.
When she appeared in Karan Johar's show 'Koffee With Karan' recently, Anushka categorically denied her relationship with he cricketer but said he was a friend whom she called and texted.
But, Shah Rukh Khan in his ever so charming way managed to bring out the truth. While the whole world was after Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma to spill the beans about their affair, it was just a cakewalk for SRK to make Virat accept the fact. And this happened at the IPL opening ceremony.Shah Rukh, who played a perfect host, organised a mock %u2018swaymwar%u2019 for Kohli. He asked Virat to pick a potential bride out of the eight contenders he advocated. And the 25-year-old went on to choose Anushka Sharma as his perfect bride.
On Anushka's 26th birthday, Virat has flown down from UAE in the middle of IPL series to spend quality time with the birthday girl who is shooting in Jodhpur. Virat was clicked by the paparazzi at Jodhpur airport a day before Anushka's birthday.
Anushka will soon be seen in big projects like Rajkumar HIrani's 'P.K' and Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet'.
The young actress has also turned producer with 'NH10' which stars her in a lead role. Anushka is currently shooting for the film.
Anushka was earlier in a relationship with her 'Band Baaja Baraat' co-star Ranveer Singh for three years before they called it quits. The couple though never admitted to the relationship and always referred to each other as 'good friends'.