Rashmika Mandanna, who appears predominantly in Kannada and Telugu films, reportedly called off her engagement with actor Rakshit Shetty. They got engaged last year on July 3, 2017 in a grand ceremony. As per the reports, Rashmika made the decision after consulting with her parents, family elders and friends. She wanted to focus on her career and had received several offers in Telugu and Kannada films.
Rashmika and Rakshit, who fell in love with each other on the sets of Kirik Party, celebrated the first anniversary of their engagement a few months ago.
However, neither Rashmika nor Rakshit has confirmed the news till now. Earlier, in an interview with Pinkvilla, Rashmika had opened up about her relationship with Rakshit. When asked about how love blossomed between the two, Rashmika had said, “Actually, there was no proposing or anything as such. We don’t really know when it all started. We never had something like a romantic thing going on.”
At the time of engagement, the couple had claimed that the marriage was not on the cards and it might happen only after two years.
Rashmika made her debut with Rakshit Shetty in Kirik Party in 2016, directed by Rishab Shetty. Their on-screen chemistry became the talk of the town soon after the release and the film became the highest grossing film of the Kannada industry.
Recently, when posters of Geetha Govindam featuring Rashmika with Vijay Deverakonda were released on social media, fans of Rakshit had trolled the actress for doing intimate scenes with the Arjun Reddy star. Even then, both Rashmika and Rakshit had dealt with the incident together. The actress is, in fact, gearing up for the release of her next Telugu film titled Devadas starring Nani and Nagarjuna in the lead role.