By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty met each other in the reality show, Bigg Boss OTT for the first time. The two formed a warm bond at the beginning of the show and were often seen enjoying each other's company. And ever since the lovebirds have found each other, they have been painting the town red. Moreover, the duo had confessed their feeling for each other in the Bigg Boss house.
On the grand premiere of Bigg Boss OTT, Shamita had chosen Raqesh as her connection. The duo had stolen millions of hearts with their mushy romance and their fans started calling them ‘ShaRa’, lovingly. However, the lovely couple took a notch higher and went on a romantic dinner date in Mumbai on September 24, 2021. They looked stunning as they posed together for the shutterbugs.
Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty were spotted at Shamita’s elder sister, actress, Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s restaurant, Bastian. While Shamita looked gorgeous in a nude co-ord set paired with stilettos and nude makeup, Raqesh opted for a black shirt and blue jeans. The duo looked picture-perfect as they walked towards the restaurant holding each other's hands. Moreover, it was the first time that the duo was spotted together outside the Bigg Boss house.
Raqesh Bapat also took to his Instagram handle to share a love-filled picture from their dinner date. In the photo, we can see Shamita holding Raqesh’s hand on the dinner table. Raqesh captioned the picture as “U and I," with a red heart emoji and a hashtag that read '#ShaRa', the nickname lovingly given by their fans.
Meanwhile, Shamita’s mother, Sunanda Shetty had given Raqesh her approval when she had visited the Bigg Boss OTT house. Moreover, she had also praised Raqesh by calling him a ‘sweet man’. During her mother’s visit, Shamita had asked her if Raqesh was sweet. To which, Sunanda Shetty had responded, “He’s such a sweet man. He’s a gentleman."
For the unversed, Raqesh Bapat had married actress, Ridhi Dogra in 2011. However, in 2019, the couple got divorced and had released a joint statement announcing their separation. The statement could be read as “Yes, we are living separately… We are two best friends who may not be a couple anymore."
On the professional front, Shamita Shetty is all set to enter the upcoming reality show, Bigg Boss 15 hosted by Salman Khan.