Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli remind us of Sharmila Tagore and Tiger Pataudi. Here’s how

For Virushka, both have only seen an upswing in their careers in past few years. Cut to Virushka – while one is the blue-eyed boy of Indian cricket, the other is one of the finest actresses today. While Tiger Pataudi came to be described as “India’s greatest cricket captain”, Virat is already one of the world’s most famous athletes as ranked by ESPN and one of the most valuable athlete brands by Forbes. See photoAmul congratulates Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on their wedding in its true witty styleSharmila Tagore at The Perils of Being Moderately Famous launch: Maybe Soha can write my bookAnushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are the latest ones to join the list of Bollywood-meets-cricket couples. In case of Virat-Anushka, while they began being spotted together, things took a turn in 2014 when Virat did not join his squad after returning from their South Africa tour, instead headed to Anushka’s apartment from the Mumbai airport. In the past, marrying someone with a film or cricket background wasn’t considered stable or long-term. While Virat said, “Whatever is there is out in the open, I have nothing to hide”, Anushka followed it with, “We are not hiding anything. 2017-12-14T14:03:58+00:00″>
Published: December 14, 2017 2:03 pm

Both Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli and Sharmila Tagore-Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi got married in their 20’s. The Pataudis obviously had a royal nuptial, Virushka too chose an Italian royal resort for their destination wedding. All these four stars were at the peak of their careers and hence a nuptial was just out of question. We are being two normal young people in a relationship.” It is said that once, even Sharmila left her shoot midway to say goodbye to Pataudi at Ahmedabad airport. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli had also appeared in a TVC for a wedding collection. Tiger Pataudi was the youngest captain of the Indian cricket team way back in 1965 when he met the rising star Sharmila through common friends in New Delhi. Both were in their 20s when they chose marriage. In 1967, when Sharmila and Pataudi began dating, Sharmila appeared in a bikini in An Evening In Paris, leaving many unhappy. And so was that of Anushka and Virat’s. The Nawab of Pataudi tried everything over a span of next four years, from sending gifts to roses and even a refrigerator to win the Bengali beauty. Related News
Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli’s Mumbai reception invite has a very important message attached to it. Sharmila Tagore was the first female actor of her times to wear a bikini in her film An Evening In Paris. But they definitely give us a deja-vu of another power couple who’ve been there and done that (maybe a lot more than that!) – Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. And hence people weren’t expecting commitment from Pataudi and Sharmila. While our Nawab began doing the rounds of Sharmila’s films sets, Virat did the same when he gave Anushka a surprise visit during the shooting of Bombay Velvet in Sri Lanka followed by leaving his IPL series in the middle to be with his lady on her 26th birthday in Udaipur where she was shooting. Both the couples tied the knot in the most royal manner. At different points, the two accepted their love too. The two met during a TVC shoot in 2013 and hit off immediately, becoming ‘good friends’ and soon fueling dating rumours. Making a comparison between these two couples would be unfair. Sharmila Tagor and Nawab of Pataudi met during a cricket match in New Delhi in 1965. In 2014, Virat reportedly had a tiff with Anushka when she did a racy photoshoot for a men’s magazine cover. While Virat went on to become the Indian skipper, Anushka delivered some good films and even set-up her own production banner. To begin with, both have taught us that fairytale love stories do exist. But for both the couples, there was initial attraction, but their love story did not begin overnight. The two ended up parting ways only to get back again soon. Well, a lot many things. Virat Kohli’s flying kiss almost assured his relationship with Anushka Sharma. Also read | How Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli defied social media culture and kept their wedding a classy affair
Virushka made their first official red-carpet appearance together at the Vogue Beauty Awards in 2015. For both our couples, they somewhere knew that cupid had struck but they refused to accept it publicly. Pataudi’s unawareness about films lead to both of them meeting as common people. While their hush-hush Italian marriage gave us all sorts of goals, it also came as a shocker to many. While Sharmila took a break from Bollywood briefly only to get back soon, Anushka will be returning to her film’s sets in January. While Pataudi stood by Sharmila’s bold career decisions, Virat too defended Anushka when she was trolled for his bad performance in the matches. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Virushka met during the shoot of a shampoo brand in 2013. Sharmila Tagore converted to Islam and took on the name Ayesha Sultana to marry Tiger Pataudi. The former’s wedding album was what dream marriages are made of. But, they did! Post marriage, Sharmila’s career only saw an upswing. And it turned out to be the most adorable wedding leaving their followers in complete awe and considering of taking the plunge too. And keeping in view Anushka’s upcoming Pari, Sui Dhaaga and Aanand L Rai’s untitled film, the coming year will only give a boost to her career. While these two couples could never avert the hide-and-seek with paparazzi, we hope Virushka also become the iconic and most loved Bollywood-cricket couple just like Nawab of Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. For our veteran couple, the dashing royal had to do a lot of wooing to impress the Bollywood princess. But just like Pataudi and Sharmila, who surprised the world, Anushka and Virat too gave it to those who weren’t sure about them. This was followed by Anushka joining Virat the same year during his New Zealand tour and them being seen strolling the city hand-in-hand. Anushka even referred to Virat as a ‘friend’ on Koffee With Karan. So, what makes ‘Virushka’ different from other recent actress-cricketer couples? The nuptial definitely shunned those who believed that the two, being at the top of their game, might not even be serious about their relationship, leave alone tying the knot at such a juncture of life and career. Both the couples also faced trouble due to similar reasons. But then, what Anushka and Virat did was on similar lines. The lady luck favoured both the cricketers too. He made his relationship kind of official when he blew a flying kiss to Anushka who was sitting in the stand, after completing his half-century against Sri Lanka in 2014.