In September Janta Ka Reporter had first reported how actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar was dating TV presenter Shibani Dandekar. This was after Shibani, who is the sister of VJ Anusha Dandekar, had posted a photo of herself with a mystery man on Instagram. Although Shibani was seen looking at the camera, the man whose hand she was holding looked the other way. However, the comments on her timeline had amply indicated that the man in the photo was none other than Farhan.
The couple had given enough hints about the romance brewing between them. They had travelled to Vancouver for mountain hiking ‘together.’
Two months on, Farhan has finally confirmed the dating rumours. He took to Instagram to post the same photo of Shibani with the so-called mystery man and used a red-shaped heart emoticon. This was his way of confirming that the mystery man was indeed him and the heart-shaped emoji gave credence to the reports of the romance between them.
His Instagram post confirming his relationship status was met with plenty of good wishes from fans with comments such as ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Love is in the air’ dominating the comments on his timeline.
Farhan Akhtar, who is currently in London to shoot his next film with Priyanka Chopra, The Sky Is Pink, and Shibani Dandekar had met on the sets of TV programme I Can Do That, where she was one of the participants. Farhan Akhtar had separated from his wife of 16 years, Adhuna Bhabani, last year. They have two daughters in Akira and Shakya.
On Saturday, Priyanka had posted a cute photo of herself with Farhan and Zaira Wasim from London.
Shibani shot to fame from her stint as the host of singing reality show, Stage, which was judged by Ehsan of Shankar-Ehsan-Loy fame music composers and Vishal Dadlani among others. She also took part in last year’s TV reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi.