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Virat-Anushka: The couple in the limelight!

Anushka Sharma

By HT

New Delhi, Nov. 1 -- Star performers - check! Poster boy/pin up girl - check! Taking controversies head on - check! Darlings of ad gurus - check! Youth icons - check!

No wonder then that cupid broke into song when star cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma met while shooting for a shampoo commercial last year. Although the two have pretty much been tight-lipped about their romance, their increasing appearances together hint otherwise.

As rumours about the couple making it official and even exchanging rings float around, we trace the love story that has set tongues wagging.

WHAT THEY SAY

On filmmaker Karan Johar's chat show, Anushka said that her relationship with Kohli "could go anywhere".

In an interview to us, she said, "No, I am not dating him. I am friends with him. I think he is very well brought-up. Yes, when he is in Bombay, he does come and see me, which I think is pretty normal."

At the press meet of next film, when asked about her reported engagement with Virat, Anushka said, "No, I mean this isn't the platform to speak about it."

Her co-star Aamir Khan joked, "Let's go on another platform, we'll get the answer. All of us want to know know."

While Virat has not commented yet, his mother said in a recent interview that Virat will not marry before four to five years.

Anushka's spokesperson says: "Anushka, like any other young woman, leads a normal life ... she has never hidden and happily obliges fans with pictures. She has always maintained that she prefers not to talk about her personal life which includes her family."