Don’t Know How True It Is


Sonali Bendre on Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar's old proposal: 'Don't know how true it is'

(courtesy sonalibendre)

New Delhi:

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has enjoyed a huge fan following among fans and celebrities over the years. The star is currently promoting the new season of her web series The Broken News The season reflected on a rumored proposal to Pakistan cricket icon Shoaib Akhtar, which was widely reported in the 90s. For context, Shoaib Akhtar is reported to have made a light-hearted comment about proposing marriage to Sonali Bendre. The report claims that he joked that he would kidnap her if she rejected his proposal. Recently, during a conversation with Shubhankar Mishra, when Sonali Bendre was asked about this, she replied expressing disbelief that the cricketer would have made such a statement. He commented that he was finding it difficult to believe that Shoaib Akhtar had ever said something like this. Laughing at this, she said: “I don't know how true it is. “Fake news still existed!”

On Shoaib Akhtar's joke that he would “kidnap” the actress, she said, “I don't know if he actually said that…” The host pointed out that this could be Shoaib Akhtar's way of saying it That he likes the actress and is an actress. His admirer. To this Sonali said, “Thank God for this, my career is because of him (the audience is liking me)!” In the same interview, the host also shared that former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is a big fan of the actress.

Let us tell you that in 2019, Shoaib Akhtar had clarified that he never made any such proposal. In a video shared on his YouTube channel, he said, “I have never met Sonali Bendre in my life. I too was never his fan. I've seen her in movies and she's really a beautiful woman, but I've never been a fan. Yes, when she fought cancer and recovered from it, that's when I started becoming her fan. I was impressed that she was such a courageous woman and an inspiration to other women. But brother my, I had nothing to do with it. The only person who had a picture in my room was Imran Khan. Sonali Bendre has just returned from a personal struggle and media houses should refrain from airing such reports. He also said that he has never met Dia Mirza, another actress with whom he was reported to be dating. “I am making this video to express my gratitude towards Sonali Bendre who bravely fought her illness and such reports should not be used to defame such respected personalities.”

For context, Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. After treatment in New York City, she became cancer-free in 2021.

Talking about the work front, Sonali Bendre will be seen broken news 2With Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar.

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