Shikhar Pahariya may be a nondescript name for Bollywood but he’s suddenly gaining a lot of attention because of his reported romance with the Bollywood’s newest sensation Janhvi Kapoor.
Not many would know that Shikhar is the grandson of former Maharashtra chief minister and ex home minister of India, Sushil Kumar Shinde. So, this month when Mukesh Ambani hosted an engagement party for his daughter, Isha Ambani, in Italy’s Lake Como, Shikhar too was there.
He posted a photo of what looked like his own shadow with that of a girl. The mystery girl in the photo soon triggered a guessing game with most agreeing that she was none other than late Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi, who too had travelled to Italy to be a part of Isha’s engagement party.
Such was the discussion around the photo of Shikhar and ‘Janhvi Kapoor’ that the former had to delete his social media post.
A report by India Today said that Janhvi and Shikhar had been in a steady relationship for quite some time but it became a public knowledge only after photos of the two kissing went viral in 2016 (see below). They reportedly called off the relationship soon after that. However, many reports suggested that the two had been in touch even after they chose to call it quits.
Shikhar was all praise for Janhvi before the release of her debut film Dhadak on social media. Soon after the Dhadak’s release, Shikhar had updated his Insta story with the film’s poster with plenty of heart-shaped emojis. It seems both enjoyed each other’s company while attending Isha’s engagement function in the picturesque Lake Como.
Shikhar’s brother, Veer Pahariya, too was rumoured to have dated Saif Ali Khan’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan, who will soon be making her Bollywood debut with Simmba, produced and directed by Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty.
Janhvi Dhadak had gone on to cross Rs 100 crore mark at the box office. She has already signed her second film, Takht,also by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.