Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar once wanted to kidnap Sonali Bendre; always kept her picture in his wallet
Shoaib Akhtar was once madly-in-love with Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre that he used to carry her photo in his wallet
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, popularly known as Rawalpindi Express, was head over heels in love with Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre.
After watching Sonali Bendre's movie English Babu Desi Mem, Shoaib Akhtar has gone crazy over the actress' beauty that he used to carry the actress's photo in his wallet and also had many of her posters in his room.
In an interview with Economic Times, the cricketer also said revealed that if Sonali refuses his proposal, he would have to kidnap her then.
When the actress was being asked about Shoaib's passion for her, she said, "I don't know any Pakistani cricketer named Shoaib Akhtar as I'm not a cricket fan at all. It's funny that every time India plays Pakistan, the media swamps me with calls to find out about him. I've heard he's my fan. All I can say is I'm thankful for that." LOL
In 2002, Sonali Bendre married Bollywood filmmaker Goldie Behl.
In 2018, 45-year-old Sonali was diagnosed with high-grade cancer and was undergoing treatment at a New York City hospital. After spending a few months in the city, she came back to India in December 2018.