Cricket is the favourite sport of the Indians and we all know how Bollywood movies entertain us. We Indians therefore would love to hear gossips about the coming together of these two favourite entertainments. We all get excited to know more about them and wait to get updates about them. Bollywood actresses has always had an obsession for the cricket players which is why many love affairs happened between the two. Many came to a halt whereas there are many which has become successful.
Below are the top ten Bollywood actresses who fell in love with cricket players.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Sharmila Tagore, Bollywood starlet, met the evergreen cricketer Mansoor Ali through a mutual friend of them, back in 1965. They both were equally attracted to each other but it wasn't love at first sight. Mansoor Ali had to try a lot to impress the Bollywood diva, Sharmila. She was a person of hearts and flowers and hence Mansoor Ali had to opt that way which eventually led to Sharmila saying yes to the proposal after a long time of four years. He proposed her at Paris. But there were problems among families as Sharmila belonged to a Bengali family and Mansoor Ali was a Nawab as well as a Muslim. But keeping all that aside, Sharmila and Mansoor Ali got married to each other on December 27th, 1969.
Neena Gupta, a Bollywood actress, was involved in a relationship with the former cricketer of West Indies, Vivian Richards. Vivian Richards was already married to another woman when he got into a relationship with Neena Gupta. Vivian Richards was her first love but he didn't take it seriously. She fell for his charms and one night with him resulted in Neena getting pregnant. Vivian never left her and his child and also admitted about his relationship. Their daughter was named '
' and now lives with Neena Gupta. She's a fashion designer. Neena and Vivian ended their relation and parted their ways.
Mohammed Azharuddin, once a successful cricketer, fell in love with Sangeeta Bijlani. They both met each other back in 1996. Sangeeta was a woman who had great looks and was attractive enough to gain attention from the cricketer. Azharuddin was already married but still he didn't stop himself from having an extra martial affair. He dated Sangeeta for a long time but he wasn't ready to divorce his wife for Sangeeta. Hence their relationship came to an end in 2010.
Virat Kohli, one among the most sensational cricketers now and Anushka Sharma, an amazing Bollywood actress, made it quite obvious about their relationship in the media and never had the intentions of hiding it. They were seen together many a times and was very supporting to each other. But their relationship type was never a serious one, that is, they never had any intentions of marrying each other. They were just dating each other and kept it that way. But wasn't successful and ended up breaking up with each other. It was also seen recently that they patched up and are happy in their relationship.
Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh was together for four years and also had intentions to get married to each other. But certain problems led to their break up and it is said that the main reason behind the break up was Yuvraj's mother, Shabnam. Shabnam always complained about how Kim acted in movies and how she exposed herself way too much. She disapproved such ways of Kim which ultimately led to the breaking up of Kim and Yuvraj.
Isha Sharvani and Zaheer Khan were in a serious relationship for more than eight years. Zaheer being the pace bowler was passionate about his career at that time. Whereas Isha was the new face of the Bollywood back then. Both of them wanted to focus on their respective work fields which lead to their breakup. Rumours had it that Zaheer had a secret relationship with model as well as a VJ, Ramona for which both of them denied the gossip.
Geetha Basra and Harbhajan Sigh met in 2007 through a common friend of theirs at an event. The 'Train' actress couldn't do well in movies and focused on her personal life. Even though the couple didn't accept that they were in a relation of 8 years, they labelled it as 'just friends'. They got married at Paghwara in Punjab at 2015. The couple has also took to internet to share the pictures of their newly born baby girl.
Saurav Ganguly who was at the peak of captaincy was rumoured to be having a alleged affair with the South Indian actress Nagma. Saurav Ganguly who was already married to
denied this rumour though. His dancer wife stood by him which did not lead into further tension between the two. The gossips arised when Saurav and Nagma were spotted at a shrine of Lord Shiva. There were also talks that the two of them went there for performing some rituals for their marriage.
Before getting banned during the IPL 2013 for spot-fixing, there had been rumours that Sreesanth and Shriya were in relation. Rumours came in when the two of them were spotted together for a fashion show and went on a dinner date together. When the actress was asked about the relation, she denied it and said that she had no time for romance in her life and she has never gone for any date with him.
10. Yuvraj Singh and
Even though Yuvraj was in a serious relationship with Kim Sharma for several years. There were rumours about him having a relationship with Deepika Padukone. Both of them had never admitted this, but the two were seen together at restaurants and cafes. The actress had once arranged a birthday party for him as well. Gossips had it that the two of them broke up since Deepika couldn't admit his possessive character.