Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya is unarguably the finest all-rounder that the Indian team has had in their ranks for a long time. While the dashing cricketer is often seen making headlines because of his all-round performances on the field, the biggest rumour circulating on the internet about his off-the-field life is that of his love affair with Bollywood actress Elli AvrRam. The duo was most recently spotted during the wedding of Hardik’s brother Krunal, an incident that added fuel to the already gruelling fire.
Elli, who recently spoke to the Hindustan Times, addressed the rumours about her relationship with Hardik but stayed away from clarifying anything concrete, suggesting it will add fodder to the gossip. “Let them [people] be curious in life. Why do I need to clarify anything? By talking about these rumours, I’d just be giving more fodder for gossip [material]. Anyway, so many wrong things have been written over the years but I’ve never gone out and clarified [them],” said Elli.
“Once you become a known face, people will follow you for gossip and news. But, we are not going to lock ourselves up. So, you can’t do much to stop these rumours,” she added.
When asked about to put more light on the matter, Elli said that she “doesn’t want to talk about her personal life.” The actress even added that even if she denies the rumours, people will consider her a lier. “People have such strong mentality that no matter what I say [about Hardik], they will be like, ‘Oh, she is lying. We know the truth. She is hiding something’.”
Elli was also seen hanging out with the wives of Indian cricketers – Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara – and fans were quick to spot the odd one out.
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While social media often gets flooded with relationship rumours involving celebrities, Elli also shared a rather funny incident about her “secret boyfriend” that started doing rounds on the internet. “That was when my brother was in town and we were coming out of a restaurant after dinner around Christmas. And the next day, rumours were all over that Elli has a secret boyfriend. Come on. We both literally died laughing reading all that.”
While public assessments are a part and parcel of the industry, the 27-year-old said that she is only answerable to her family on such subjects. “I share a close bond with them, and they know the truth of whatever is happening in my life. So, I am not worried. In fact, my dad has always taught me to ignore such things, and laugh at them as most of the times, these stories are absolutely cooked up,” she asserted.
“When I was a teenager, I used to say that I am married to God. In fact, I used to wear a ring on my ring finger so that guys won’t try to hit on me thinking that I am engaged. And if anyone asked, I would say, ‘Yeah, I am engaged to God’,” Elli revealed the hilarious incident.