Despite repeated denials from the Anushka Sharma camp, rumours of an impending wedding with long-time boyfriend and India cricket team captain Virat Kohli simply refuse to go away. The Sultan actor was spotted at the Mumbai airport with her family — father Ajay Kumar Sharma, mother Ashima Sharma and brother Karnesh Sharma — adding fresh fuel to the rumours, which was refuted by Anushka's spokesperson just a day earlier.
The rumours of a possible marriage ceremony in Milan took root back in October after a newspaper cited an unidentified source, claiming that an Italian wedding may be on the cards on December 11. The rumblings gathered steam after Virat was rested for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting on December 10 and ending on December 17.
However, on Wednesday, Anushka's spokesperson came out and claimed the rumours to be baseless. But the recent photos of Anushka with her family has got the fans' imagination buzzing that the denial might have been a smokescreen.
Another incident the rumour mill is drawing its momentum from is Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma excusing himself from a crucial CK Nayudu U-23 semifinal game between Delhi and Tamil Nadu at the Airforce Complex ground in Palam on Friday. Sharma, who is the Delhi coach, is believed to be in Virat's close circle.
Another longshot rumour doing the rounds is that Anushka's dress for the big day will be designed by fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, after the actor was seen leaving his house last week.
Secret weddings are not rare between Indian celebs and while the grapevines are still supported by mere straws, it will be interesting to see how it plays out over the next week.