The IPL 5 is all about scoring sixes and fours, leading to some spectacular wins on the cricket ground. Shah Rukh Khan’s boys in purple, the Kolkata Knight Riders have confirmed their spot to play the big final on 27 May against the Chennai Super Kings. But all the action is not just limited to the cricket pitch this season – there’s a lot of it off the pitch too.
Harbhajan Singh is finally set to marry his long time girlfriend, UK-based actress Geeta Basra towards the end of the year. You might ask “Geeta who” but that’s because Geeta has only done two Bollywood films, both of them with Emraan Hashmi and hasn’t exactly stormed the box office with her acting credentials. Though she will appear in an item song in Zilla Ghaziabad alongside Sanjay Dutt and Vivek Oberoi this year. Though neither Harbhajan nor Geeta have gone public with their terms of endearment since they started going out with each other, their wedding rumour feels less like a rumour and more like the real deal. Whether Geeta pursues acting after wedded bliss with Harbhajan remains to be seen.
Isha Sharvani, the pretty danseuse who too has worked in some Bollywood films like Kisna and Rocky, has been dating Zaheer Khan for the longest time and this couple too, likes to keep their relationship on the down low. Even though she didn’t taste phenomenal success in her short innings in Bollywood, her dance recitals along with her mother Dakhsha Sheth are legendary. It seems like Zaheer and Isha’s long standing relationship will culminate in a wedding soon enough this year.
Virat Kohli, who is 23 years old, but looks 15, is the most wanted cricketer amongst the younger demograph of screaming teenagers and even though he lets his bat do all the talking on the field, he is very discreet when it comes to his personal life. Suave and charming, there’s nothing a teenager wouldn't give to be the charming and suave Virat’s girl. Bollywood too wants him, but they’re all in the cougar category as every actress is older than him! Still a long way off for him as he’s got a good game on, on the pitch for now!
South paw Yuvraj Singh has possibly dated the most number of actresses in Bollywood - right from Kim Sharma to Deepika Padukone to “who-have-you” on the glamour circuit. His recent battle with cancer hasn’t affected his eligible rating amongst women in the least and as soon he’s back on the cricket ground playing the game, the ladies will be queuing up just as fast to play off it!
The days of Bollywood beauties marrying cricket legends like Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi are long gone, but with Harbhajan and Zaheer’s upcoming nuptials, it seems like the Bollywood-cricket marriage is back!