By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
When you step into the entertainment industry, the world of glitz and glamour not only offers you the love of the audience and fame that you have craved for but link-up rumours and constant media scrutiny too, come as a part and parcel of your profession. Just as much excited fans would be for your films and your projects will grab the headlines, your personal life will also become the cynosure every now and then. Irrespective of how much guarded a celeb keeps his/her personal life, it is difficult to escape the scrutiny of media as link-ups and rumours never leave their side. Back in 2006, when Vivah was released, link-up rumours of Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao had made it to the headlines. (Also Read: Amrita Rao And Anmol Become Parents And Welcome Their First Child, Farah Khan Congratulates Couple)
Before losing his heart to a Delhi-based non-industry girl, Mira Rajput, Shahid Kapoor was linked to almost all his co-stars, including Amrita Rao. Shahid and Amrita had made their debut together with the film, Ishq Vishk and because of their believable on-screen chemistry, they were rumoured to be dating when their second film together, Vivah was released. Though they had maintained their ‘just friends’ stance, their rumoured affair had made it to the headlines back then. Fast forward to fourteen years later, while Shahid is a happily married man with two wonderful kids, Misha Kapoor and Zain Kapoor, Amrita embraced parenthood with her RJ hubby, Anmol.
In an interview with The Times of India, Amrita Rao was reminded of her alleged relationship with Vivah co-star, Shahid Kapoor and reacting on the same, she revealed that they were just good colleagues and not even friends. When asked if she felt embarrassed to be questioned about her relationship with Shahid on their link-up rumours, Amrita retorted, “Not at all. Shahid was always in a relationship when I was his co-star. Yes, the audience always wished that we were a 'real-life couple' but that had only got to do with our tremendous onscreen popularity. The funny part is that Shahid and I have only been very good colleagues, we were not even friends who hung out with each other. but yes, we have tremendous respect for each other as artists and recently Shahid also expressed on social media that he misses working with me, which was very sweet. Why Shahid and I were never cast together after 'Vivah' is a million-dollar question and something to think about!”
In another interview with The Times of India back in 2013, Amrita Rao was asked if was embarrassed to face Kareena Kapoor during the shoot of Satyagraha as rumours back then had it that Shahid Kapoor had broken up with his Fida co-star because of her. Revealing if she ever dated Shahid, Amrita had said, “No. Shahid and I almost started our careers together. We shared a great working energy. And much as people would like to believe, I would qualify him more a co-star than a friend. He has a good sense of humour, is moody who can sometimes be quiet on the set and sometimes rag me. He has always helped me as an actor. It was speculated that Kareena and Shahid broke up because of me, but I always maintained silence because I knew that time had its own way of revealing the truth and it has, today. And why should I be uncomfortable facing Kareena? We shared a cordial relationship while shooting for Satyagraha.” (Also Read: Mira Rajput Kapoor Showers Love On Her 'Devar' Ishaan Khatter With Throwback Picture On His Birthday)
In real-life, Amrita Rao found the love of her life in an RJ and host, Anmol and it has been four years since the couple had tied the knot. Amrita had met Anmol in 2009 for the first time for an interview at a radio station and in her words, it was “his positivity and genuineness and family values” that brought her closer to him even without realising. An interview that never ended, Amrita had lost her heart to her interviewer and after keeping their relationship under the wraps for a few years, it was Anmol, who had announced the news of their wedding on his Facebook handle. And later, the couple had released a joint statement to reveal the details of their relationship and wedding.
On May 15, 2016, Amrita Rao and Anmol had tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony and just like their relationship, the news of their marriage was also a pleasant surprise for their fans. It has been more than four years since Amrita and Anmol have been enjoying their married life and now, the couple had embraced parenthood with the arrival of their firstborn, a baby boy on November 1, 2020. Amrita and Anmol released a statement confirming the arrival of their baby boy, which could be read as "Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol welcomed a baby boy this morning. Both the mother and baby are healthy and doing well. The family is ecstatic and both Amrita and RJ Anmol thank everyone for their wishes and blessings.” (Also Read: When Esha Deol Met Her Step-Mom, Parkash Kaur For First Time At Her Father, Dharmendra's Family Home)
Here's wishing good luck and happiness to Shahid and Amrita in their future endeavours! We hope to see them professionally reunite, soon.