Actress Athiya Shetty and Indian cricket KL Rahul are apparently dating, according to recent reports. An article published by BollywoodLife has reported that the two have reportedly been dating since earlier this year and that "things are quite serious", as relayed to the publication by an unknown source. The news has come as an interesting surprise to many, as there was previously no connection to be aware of between Athiya and Rahul. The only known instance of the two hanging out came around when Akansha Rajan Kapoor, popularly known as Alia Bhatt's best friend, posted the below snap of herself, Athiya and Rahul.
Athiya was practically born into the industry as the daughter of actor Sunil Shetty and Mana Shetty. But she first got the public's attention when she made her Bollywood film debut with the romance Hero, alongside Sooraj Pancholi. Her performance garnered her nominations and wins for a number of national film awards. She most recently appeared in the Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor-starrer Mubarakan. was practically born into the industry as the daughter of actor Sunil Shetty and filmmaker Mana Shetty. Athiya became a major discussion in B-town gossip circles when rumors circulated that there was something brewing between her and award-winning rapper Drake. The rumors came about as a result of their several interactions on social media which had everyone wondering if there was anything more to it.
As for KL Rahul, the cricketer serves as the opening batsman and wicket keeper to the Indian national cricket team. At the moment, he is currently in England along with the rest of the team as part of the currently ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup. The sportsman became the subject of controversy after an appearance with fellow cricketer Hardik Pandya on the talk show Koffee With Karan, due to making statements that many interpreted as sexist and misogynistic.
There is yet to be an official statement in response to the rumors by either Athiya or KL's representatives. Looks like we'll have to wait and see!