By Shefali Jha Last Updated:
You might have heard of friends turning matchmakers, you might also have heard of the aunties who just jump on the opportunity of becoming matchmakers, you definitely must have enrolled yourself on one of those matrimonial sites which demand “fair, slim and working girls”; but never would you have seen or heard about a television show turning matchmaker for not just one or two but for over six couples.
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Yes, you read that right! Matches are not made in heaven anymore it seems as Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has made many stars find their soulmates right on the show.
One of the most popular off-screen couples from the Indian television scene these days is Hina Khan and Rocky Jaiswal. The duo first met on the sets of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, where Hina Khan played the female lead, ‘Akshara’ and Rocky was the supervising producer of the show. Though during the period when Hina was still a part of the show, the couple never publicly admitted their relationship but kept giving us a sneak peek into their love life through their social media handles. However, we all witnessed how madly was the couple in love with each other when we saw Hina Khan talking and missing Rocky on the show Bigg Boss and when Rocky proposed to her on the show.
The next duo to have found their soulmates on the show is Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan. The queen of good looks and the heart-throb of the nation, Shivangi and Mohsin played the roles of ‘Naira’ and ‘Kartik’ on the show. Just like their on-screen pair, sparks flew between the couple while spending so much of their time together and filming those romantic scenes. The couple proclaimed their love for each other a few months back and have been making the most of their ‘new found love’ status.
Another couple to have found love on the sets of the show is none other than Kanchi Singh and Rohan Mehra, who, ironically, played the roles of cousins on the show. Even though the couple kept denying the reports earlier, Rohan made their relationship official before he entered the Bigg Boss house by saying:
“We cannot avoid controversies, they are bound to happen. And it is natural also. But I am already in a relationship. I'm dating my Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai co-star Kanchi Singh and I am very clear in my mind about it. I am not looking for love inside the house."
On the show, Rohan had also expressed his desire to tie the knot with Kanchi once he turns 30.
Dancing sensation, Mohena and her show partner Rishi Dev have rumoured to be dating for a while now. Though the couple has never confirmed the reports, their secret dates and rendezvous are enough for us to get the whiff of what’s brewing between the two. Mohena and Rishi play the roles of Kirti and Naksh. An insider from the show had once revealed:
“Their bond is becoming stronger by the day. The duo is more than ‘just friends' now and everyone on the set is aware about their growing fondness for each other."
Unlike the rest of the couples from the show, Anshul and Priyanka never tried to hide away from the paparazzi or deny their link-up rumours. The couple came close while shooting for the show where they played the role of ‘Naman’ and ‘Karishma’ and soon love blossomed between the two. In an interview, Anshul once said:
“Yes, we have been dating for over two years now.”
Even though Anshul has left the show, the love between them hasn’t lost its spark at all.
Last but not the least, the couple who fell in love on the sets of the show is Lata Sabharwal and Sanjeev Seth. The couple essayed the role of the parents of ‘Akshara’ – Rajshri and Vishamber Maheshwari. In fact, so strong was their love for each other that the couple did not waste anytime mincing their words or hiding their relationship status but soon tied the knot. Sanjeev had already been married once and has two kids from his first marriage. Lata and Sanjeev welcomed their first child two years after tying the knot.
With this history of celebs falling in love on the show, let’s see how many more couples do we come across as the show progresses.