Suniel Shetty, KL Rahul, Athiya Shetty

Suniel Shetty opens up on his daughter Athiya and KL Rahul’s love life

It seems love is in the air for cricket and Bollywood as the year 2020 arrived. Hardik Pandya made his relationship with actress Natasa Stankovic public and started their new year by getting engaged to her in Dubai and shared the good news on social media as well. A similar romance in building up between India opener KL Rahul and Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty as well.

The couple is yet to make anything official, but a close friend has spilled the beans on their love.


The friend revealed that Athiya and KL’s friendship has developed into a romance and is trying to spend time with each other, given their professional lives are hectic as ever.

“Akansha and Rahul are best friends. She didn’t set him up with Athiya. They have been friends for a long time. Both have a crazy sense of humor, and most of their buddies had anticipated their friendship transforming into romance. The two have been dating for a few months now. Given their schedules, they try to spend as much time with each other as possible,” the friend said in a conversation with The Times of India.


A report in Bombay Times, meanwhile, revealed that the Shetty clan of Suniel, wife Mana, and son Ahan are extremely fond of KL Rahul, and Suniel even gave a hint about liking the person who Athiya is dating and says that he likes the person. Suniel also went on to state that they fit into their family like gloves.

KL Rahul-Athiya Shetty

“We love the kids and the kids they are dating. Absolutely love them, and I think more than a profession, being happy in life is very important today because that is the space I think that is missing. We were all happy, we grew up happy,” Suniel Shetty was quoted as saying in an exclusive interview with The Times of India (TOI).


Coming back to KL Rahul, he will return to action in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, starting from January 5 in Guwahati.

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