From Urvashi Rautela to Parineeti Chopra: Hardik Pandya's 6 rumoured girlfriends before marriage
First Published 4, Oct 2020, 1:51 PM
Hardik Pandya is currently participating in the Indian Premier League, in the United Arab Emirates, where he is representing defending champions Mumbai Indians. He is currently married to Serbian actress Nataša Stanković, with whom he has a son.
Hardik Pandya is one of the flamboyant cricketers in India right now. Known for his hard-hitting abilities, especially against the spinners, he has established himself as a prime finisher in the Indian side. However, he also happens to be one of the playboys of Indian cricket.
Being an all-rounder, he also has sound bowling abilities, as a pacer. Currently, he is representing defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he has been playing since 2015.
As for his personal life, he is currently married to Serbian actress Nataša Stanković, with whom he has a son, born this July. Nonetheless, she does not happen to be the first woman in her life, as we take a look at some of his rumoured girlfriends from the past.
Parineeti Chopra: The cricketer was initially linked up with Bollywood fame Parineeti Chopra when the latter posted a picture of the two on a bicycle. She had captioned it "The perfect trip with the most amazing partner. Love is in the air." In reply, Pandya had written, "Can I guess? I think this is a second Bollywood & Cricket link. Great click by the way." As immediately fans assumed that something was brewing between the two, the pair confirmed that they were not dating.
Esha Gupta: Pandya was later linked to another Bollywood hottie, Esha Gupta, as they reportedly developed quite a chemistry after they had met in a party. Straight away, it was assumed in the coming days that things were heading somewhere between the two. However, the reports of dating were dismissed by both, later.
Shibani Dandekar: While this might come as a shock, but Farhan Akhtar's current girlfriend, Shibani Dandekar, too, was once linked with Pandya. It all started after she had posted a congratulatory message following one of his matches. As Pandya replied with a 'Thank You', she further responded by commenting, 'Muahh, beast mode.' Soon, rumours started to surface of a brewing romance between the two. However, they confirmed later that they were just close friends, and nothing more.
Lisha Sharma: Some time back, Pandya was linked-up with a Kolkata-based actress, Lisha Sharma. It all started after the latter posted some photos together, besides using some cute names for him. As rumours started escalating, Pandya cleared the air by commenting, "Just wanted to clear Once for all, I have been single and focusing on my game since a long time! Again and again, this rumour or the picture comes out! It doesn't justify the hard work we do! I would really appreciate ending this rumour! And let's end it for all. Thank you, Love all, Hardik.."
Elli AvrRam: The focus then moved to another Bollywood actress of Swedish-Greek descent, Elli AvrRam. It was reported that the couple was often seen together, while Pandya had also invited her during the wedding of his brother, Krunal. Nonetheless, reports later stated that they had parted ways.
Urvashi Rautela: Following his break-up with Elli, reports surfaced that he was dating another Bollywood actress, Urvashi Rautela. It all started after they had met at a party. However, Urvashi clearly denied any such rumours. It was all put to an end after Pandya's engagement with Nataša, following which Urvashi wrote, "Best wishes on your engagement. May your relationship always be filled with lots of love and happiness. On your engagement, I wish you both a wonderful life and an everlasting love."