New Year celebration! Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma to get engaged on January 1?

Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 10:38 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

After maintaining silence over the status of their relationship, looks like Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma are finally looking to settle down in the New Year

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. Pic/Yogen Shah

After maintaining silence over the status of their relationship, looks like Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma are finally looking to settle down in the New Year.

According to a report in Pradesh 18, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are going to get engaged on January 1, 2017.

The report suggests the engagment ceremony is likely to take place at Hotel Ananda, Narendra Nagar in Uttarakhand.

According to the report, several big-wigs, both from Bollywood and cricket fraternity, including Bachchans, Ambanis and Kapoors, are expected to attend the engagement ceremony.

Anushka Sharma's close friends and family members are reportedly already staying at the venue and the preparations for the big day have begun.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have not released any official statement so far.

Anushka Sharma was spotted with Virat Kohli at Dehradun airport on Saturday.

Spotted: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at Dehradun airport 

The lovebirds were headed to Narendra Nagar in the Tehri Garhwal district. Virat Kohli is the brand ambassador of Uttarakhand and this is his first visit to the state after the announcement in April this year.

Recent social media posts by Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have further fuelled speculations.

 

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma attended designer Manish Malhotra's grand 50th birthday bash.

Photos: Virat-Anushka, Akshay-Twinkle, Saif-Kareena at star-studded bash
Pics: Virat-Anushka, Akshay-Twinkle, Saif-Kareena at star-studded bash

The couple also attended Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech's wedding in December.

Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech Goa wedding: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma's dance goes viral
Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech Goa wedding: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma's dance goes viral 

Though actresses dating cricketers is not new, Virushka became one of the most talked about couples in recent times. They first met in 2013 while shooting for a commercial and soon rumours of them being a couple started doing the rounds. They stuck to the "good friends" stance until a year ago. In February 2014, Anushka-Virat were spotted walking hand-in-hand in Auckland where India was playing against New Zealand. Later that year, the actress admitted to dating the young Test captain. Ever since, the duo has been spotted together, holidaying or visiting each other's houses. He even stood up for her when she was blamed for his poor batting performance.

Their love story as it happened
July 2013: The couple met on the sets of a commercial, and their chemistry in the ad sparked dating rumours.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

January 2014: Buzz about them grew stronger when Virat went to Anushka's apartment in a car sent by the actress, instead of going to the designated hotel when Team India returned to Mumbai from its South Africa tour.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

February 2014: Anushka and Virat were caught on camera walking hand-in-hand in Auckland where India was playing against New Zealand.

March 2014: The cricketer took off to Sri Lanka to meet the actress during the shoot of 'Bombay Velvet'.

April 2014: Virat was spotted yet again at the Jodhpur airport. Reports suggested that he was in the desert city to meet Anushka who was there for a monthlong shoot of her debut production venture 'NH10'.

October 2014: The couple made their first public appearance when they went to watch an Indian Super League game together.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

>> Many entertainment websites reported that Virat and Anushka's parents have already met each other, thus fuelling wedding rumours.

November 2014: Although the lovebirds had been spotted together a number of times, they had never admitted to being in a relationship. However, their acceptance came in the form of Virat blowing a flying kiss towards Anushka in the VIP box after hitting a century against Sri Lanka. Later that month, both admitted to be dating. The same month, the actress sprung a surprise on the cricketer when she landed in Ahmedabad a day before his 26th birthday.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

December 2014: The lovebirds rented a flat in Versova to spend quality time with each other whenever Virat was in Mumbai.

March 2015: Not only was Anushka present to watch her man in action, Virat too kept a tab on the actress' achievements. He took to Twitter to praise her performance in 'NH10'. He wrote: "Just watched #NH10 and I am blown away. What a brilliant film and specially an outstanding performance by my love @AnushkaSharma. SO PROUD :) (sic)." The actress, undoubtedly was exhilarated and responded by saying, "@imVkohli Thank You. SO happy. (sic)"

April 2015: Virat slammed critics for blaming Anushka for his poor performance and India's ouster from World Cup 2015. "At a human level, I would say I was hurt and the people who said those things and the way they said should be ashamed of themselves," he said. "In last five years, the number of matches I have helped India win and the consistently I have played is more than anyone else in the team," added the cricketer.

Also, rumours about a possible engagement began doing the rounds yet again when Anushka met Virat's parents while she was in New Delhi to attend Suresh Raina's wedding.

July 2015: The couple went on a holiday to South Africa and this came to light after the chef of the lodge commented on Virat's Instagram picture (Read more).
>> The couple made their first red carpet appearance together at a beauty awards gala and couldn't take their eyes off each other. Talking about Virat at the event she said, "He's my very, very good looking arm candy."

September 2015: Virat landed in London to meet Anushka who was busy shooting for Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' (Read more).

November 2015: Anushka logged air miles to reach Mohali and celebrate Virat's 27th birthday (Read more).

October 2015: Media began speculating if the couple was finally ready to tie the knot when the actress and the cricketer were spotted coming out of a restaurant in the city along with Anushka's father. In the same month, an entertainment portal reported that the two were spotted house hunting in Worli. Gossip mills started speculating that the two were ready to move in together.

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