MUMBAI: There has been speculation about Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram and actress Sushmita Sen ever since they hosted a reality show together on television around two years ago.
What’s cooking between Wasim Akram and Sushmita Sen?
At that time Akram’s marriage to Huma was going strong. But after her untimely demise in October last year, the rumours of a romance between them kept getting stronger, especially in the last couple of months.
On Monday night, Wasim and Sushmita arrived together at a suburban nightspot and spent the evening in each other’s company, the first time they’ve made a public statement about their togetherness. Judging by the PDA (public display of affection) they indulged in, the relationship seems official now.
An eye witness said, “Akram and Sushmita walked in hand in hand at around 11.30 on Monday night. They booked the bed-by-the-sea table and were seen relaxing. They seemed very comfortable in each other’s company. Later, a couple of Sushmita’s female friends also joined them. While Akram was acting coy, Sushmita seemed to be in pretty a playful mood and was loud enough to let the world know that she’s very happy with the new man in her life. Both of them stayed together till around 1.45 when the restaurant shut down.”
Incidentally, a couple of Bollywood celebrities including Shekhar Suman (who was with a friend) and Aseem Merchant were also present when Wasim and Sushmita made their entry. We called up Aseem Merchant but he refused to comment about the incident.
But a source said, “The friendship between Wasim and Sushmita started when they were judging Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, a reality show. They have stayed in touch after that. At that point, Akram was married and Sushmita was dating Mudassar Aziz, the director of Dulha Mil Gaya. But they gradually got closer to each other after Wasim’s wife Huma passed away.