The rumour mill has been abuzz with the Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma (or Virushka as they are fondly called) wedding since the last six months. Now PeepingMoon.com sources in the Bollywood grapevine say that the couple plan to tie the knot at a discreet and simple ceremony abroad on December 12, with just very close family members in attendance.
This reminds us of Anushka’s mentor, YRF owner Aditya Chopra’s quiet wedding to Rani Mukerji in Italy on April 21, 2014. It was a private ceremony and a small, intimate affair with just close friends and members of both families present. Adi had even arranged for a Bengali priest to be flown in for the ceremony as Rani had wanted a Bengali-style wedding.
Says a source, “Virat and Anushka met and started dating after shooting a shampoo commercial in 2013. Since then, they have been inseparable. They broke off for a few months during the end of 2015 but patched up during April last year. Initially they kept their relationship low-key but the couple slowly started making public appearances and seemed to be reveling in each other’s company. They were spotted dancing at the Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech wedding last December in Goa and last week again at the Sagarika Ghatge-Zaheer Khan wedding in Mumbai. Virat is said to have accompanied Anushka to her film shoots outside Mumbai and Anushka has also traveled with Virat on his matches abroad. Now there’s a strong buzz that the couple plan to take their relationship forward and get married in a quiet ceremony abroad.”
The rumours have become stronger because Virat won’t be playing the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi starting tomorrow and the ODI series from December 10. He has cited “personal reasons” for taking time off as in the past nine years, the cricketer has not taken a break. Adds the source, “While it will be a quiet destination wedding with just close family members present, buzz is that the couple don’t want to announce it right now as both have too many impending commitments. The announcement may come next year once Anushka’s films, including her post production Pari and Aanand L Rai’s untitled next with Shah Rukh Khan, release. Both families of the couple know and are comfortable with each other so it’s a matter of time before they get married.”
Last year too stories of Virushka started circulating when both were spotted in Uttarakhand celebrating New Year along with their respective families. While Anushka remained unavailable for comment, a source close to the couple, when quizzed about the couple’s marriage plans on December 12, said, “These are baseless rumours which one is tired of answering. As far as Virat not playing is concerned, for the record, he has been rested because he’s played over 105 days of cricket not counting practice, traveling etc. which is ridiculous.”
While we are still sitting on the fence about whether it’s another holiday to bring in the New Year (this time, somewhere abroad) or a definite date to get hitched – we know that the gorgeous couple deserves all the happiness they get.