Hardik Pandya, the prolific Indian all-rounder has the trait to stay in the spotlight either for good or bad reasons. Recently, he again hit the headlines after the fans got to know that he got engaged to Mumbai-based Serbian actor Natasa Stankovic. The Baroda all-rounder received mixed reactions over the same from the netizens whereas he was poured with wishes from the cricketing fraternity.
The 26-year-old cricketer is one of the most talented all-rounders in the nation, who has undoubtedly emerged as one of the mainstays in the national side. He made his last appearance for Team India in the third T20I of the three-match series against South Africa. Post that, he underwent back surgery and took some time to get recovered.
In the meantime, he shared some posts supporting Stankovic, who was a contestant in an Indian dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye’. And, the reports started flourishing on the social media that he has been dating the Serbian actress. The duo affirmatively gave the confirmation about their relationship through a video in which the India all-rounder can be spotted proposing to the actress.
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli were the recent ones to get married to a Bollywood actress. It is well-known that cricket and Bollywood go hand in hand. Pandya is the latest addition in the same category. There is a long list of Bollywood actresses with which the Indian cricketer name was linked in the past and the fans would be quite surprised with the names.
Here are the names:
1. Lisha Sharma
Lisha Sharma is a Kolkata-based model, who used to call Hardik Pandya her ‘boo’. On numerous occasions, the couple was spotted together in public places. Moreover, they also used to share pics on social media for the fans.
After Lisha posted a picture alongside Hardik back in 2017 and quoted him as her boo, that ignited the rumours of the model dating the Indian cricketer. Later on, she deleted her tweet and denied any such type of claims that were being made by the fans.
The Indian cricketer also opened up saying that he is single and just wants to concentrate on his game. Moreover, Hardik Pandya made the announcement on Valentines Day back in 2017. It was the year when Hardik made his debut for India in the longest format of the game.
2. Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra was another Bollywood actress, who was linked with Hardik Pandya in the past. It all started when the Indian diva posted a picture of a bicycle with a caption that read, “The perfect trip with the most amazing partner Love is in the air!!”.
Later on, Hardik in a reply on the post said, “@ParineetiChopra Can I guess?. I think this is a second Bollywood & Cricket link. Great click by the way.” In a reply to the question asked by the Indian cricketer, Parineeti said that the clue is hidden in the pic itself.
This conversation was no less than proof that the couple were on the verge of getting into a commitment. However, the Bollywood actress, later on, came out saying that the rumours surrounding her name over the link-ups with Hardik Pandya were flawed. Moreover, she added that her new partner was the new phone that she bought at that time.
3. Elli Avram
Elli Avram, the Swedish Greek actress, who is now based in Mumbai. She came into the spotlight after participating in the Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss. Hardik Pandya and Elli dated each other for a long time and more often they used to be spotted together in several public places. She even attended Krunal Pandya’s reception as well and it was enough to add some fuel to the speculations that they were dating each other.
Later on, she also attended the party organized by Ayesha Dhawan, the wife of Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan on the occasion of her daughter’s birthday. And, her presence between the wife’s of other national cricketers raised several eyebrows for having a linkup with Hardik Pandya.
Furthermore, as per the reports of TOI, they were more than just friends at one time. But, soon the Swedish actress clarified saying that all the rumours were false as she didn’t want anyone to give a gossip material over the same.
4. Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi Rautela has certainly emerged as one of the bold actresses in the Bollywood in last three to four years. And, she has grabbed the attention of the fans for her boldness. She made her debut with Singh Singh Saab the Great and went to appear in several films like Sanam Re, Great Grand Masti and Hate Story 4.
She was once spotted with talking to the Pandya brothers’ during a party. However, after Krunal left the part than also both were seen indulged in a chat for a long time that led to the rumours of both dating each other. Later on, the Indian diva humbly requested all the YouTube channels to not publish any videos regarding her relationship with Hardik Pandya as all the rumours were false.
She also posted the screenshot of one of her videos on Instagram with a message, “I would humbly request respective media channels to YouTube to stop uploading such ridiculous videos as I have a family to answer and it creates problems for me.”
5. Esha Gupta
Earlier, there were also reports that after Hardik Pandya parted ways with Elli Avram, there were rumours that he started dating Indian actress Esha Gupta. Apparently, both met in a party before the link-up rumours stirred between the two individuals.
During a famous show Koffee with Karan, Hardik Pandya was asked that if he was dating anyone. The Indian cricketer gave a denial to it saying, “Not at all.” On the other hand, KL Rahul, who was sharing the same couch in the show, hilariously said that Pandya has kept some of his relationships very quiet.
However, later on, the Indian diva took to her Instagram handle and echoed in the same voice saying, “If I am dating someone or not, you gotta give us a chance to decide. Straight news about me getting married. No not even close to marriage.”. Esha Gupta is a popular Bollywood actress, who has worked in several super hit movies like Rustom, Baadshaho, Total Dhamaal and Jannat 2.
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