Looks like we are just a month away from another big fat Bollywood wedding as actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, on a chat show with Bhumi Pednekar, confirmed to have been dating actress-girlfriend Shibani Dandekar for the past year. Not did he just pull all stops on the circulating rumours but also set fans further speculating as he hinted at a wedding with Shibani in April or May this year.
A ‘Do not play’ cassette was played for Farhan by Bhumi, as a part of a game on the chat show, which unrolled with a recording from Shibani herself, asking the Gully Boy producer, “When are we getting married?” Stumped at the question on national television, Farhan couldn’t help smiling and instead of dodging the question, answered, “I don’t know, maybe April or May.”
If this was not enough to set fans in a frenzy, Farhan added, “She is an amazing woman. It’s been very special, the last year… You know we’ve been getting to know each other and I couldn’t be happier about it. But with the social media world again, we are constantly being told about the things we should be doing. But yeah, I have never felt so comfortable to share my personal stuff but I don’t know, I just feel like somehow with celebrating all this, it just feels very natural to me.”
Revealing his equation with his ladylove further, Farhan said, “I mean, obviously you don’t want to go like crazy and people are like please ‘bass kar‘ (enough) but yeah, it feels nice to share that because we are always living so sheltered and you are always so protected and your guards are constantly up; especially when it comes to people like your partner in your life and you don’t want people to know. I just felt like it’s rather nicer to share it with people and include them in the joy and let them feel happy, hopefully. Some might feel a bit jealous that she’s with me.”
On the professional front, Farhan will next be seen in The Sky is Pink with Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim.