Lovebirds Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan look picture perfect
Ever since Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan announced his engagement to Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge, the duo has been surrounded by paparazzi. The recently engaged couple was spotted at the 10 years celebration of the former’s T-20 team and looked much in love as they happily posed for the shutterbugs. The ‘Chak De! India’ actress took to Instagram to share a picture with her fiancé Zaheer at the gala. The couple announced their engagement in the last week of April and are likely to tie the knot by the end of the year.
It wasn’t too long ago that Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his rumoured girlfriend Anushka Sharma were also snapped at a similar gala held for Virat’s team.
Now that the two of them are officially engaged, Sagarika revealed when she plans on getting married to Zaheer Khan. She told Bombay Times, “We will discuss all this once the T-20 cricket league is over. Right now Zaheer has to practice and once the league is over, we will all sit down and plan the dates and the ceremonies.”
Seems like the wedding talks wouldn’t take long as the league is almost halfway over!
Cricketer Zaheer Khan announced the news of his engagement to actress Sagarika Ghatge on Monday night. The much-in-love couple is extremely private about their personal lives, and the two have rarely spoken much about their relationship in public. We bring you the details of this love story that has taken everyone by surprise.
At cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s wedding to actress Hazel Keech late last year, Zaheer and Sagarika made a statement with a joint appearance. While another rumoured cricketer-actor couple stole the headlines with a rare public appearance, Zaheer and Sagarika then made news by holding hands on their way to the stage. By the end of January, it was reported that the two had been dating for four months, but there was no official confirmation from the two.
Zaheer celebrated his last birthday with Sagarika and her friends. The actress posted a picture with the cricketer for the first time to wish him a happy birthday. The twosome would go on to attend many events and soirees together post this picture on Sagarika’s Instagram profile. Months later, the squad got together to celebrate Sagarika’s birthday and Zak was very much present at the party.
Rohit Sharma, who attended Yuvi’s wedding ceremony in Goa, shifted his focus on Zaheer Khan with a cheeky tweet. Hinting that it was Zaheer’s turn to get married next, he tweeted, “Brotherman down! Best wishes to my older brother @YUVSTRONG12 ! All eyes on @ImZaheer now 😏” After Rohit set the target on Zaheer’s back, Yuvraj indulged in some light-hearted banter with Sagarika before the release of her last film ‘Irada’. He posted, “All the best Sagarika Ghatge for tonight remember you from the days when you dated a Vice-captain of the Indian team good choice not do it in real life.” The newly-married cricketer was referring to Sagarika’s character in ‘Chak De! India’, where she is shown dating the vice-captain of Indian cricket team before dumping him. Sagarika replied to the tweet a little defensively. She wrote, “Thank you @YUVSTRONG12 hahaha I never intermingle reel with real. See you tonight.”
Sagarika marked her return to the silver screen with ‘Irada’ after a hiatus of sorts. The film released in February 2017 and the initial screenings saw Zaheer Khan in attendance along with fellow cricketers Parthiv Patel and Yuvi in tow. Zaheer stood by his then rumoured ladylove, as she basked in the glory of her new release.
After being spotted with Zak at many events, Sagarika took to Instagram to wish him all the best for the upcoming season of the Indian T-20 cricket league. Following this, the actress regularly turned up for his team’s matches. Dressed in his team’s colours, Sagarika stood by him through his team’s wins and losses. In an interview to a leading daily, where she did not even admit to being committed to Zaheer, she did mention that she was in a very happy space and that she had great admiration for Zaheer’s cricketing abilities.
After staying tight-lipped about their relationship, Zaheer and Sagarika went public by posting a cute picture on their respective social media handles. Sagarika held up her hand to show off her ring, while Zaheer posted this funnily adorable message, “Never laugh at your wife’s choices. You are one of them. Partners for life !! #engaged💍 @sagarikaghatge.”