Is Sonakshi Sinha Dating Salman's Find, Zaheer Iqbal? He Wanted To Declare Holiday On Her Birthday


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Is Sonakshi Sinha Dating Salman's Find, Zaheer Iqbal? He Wanted To Declare Holiday On Her Birthday

Bollywood is quite a parallel world altogether! Who’s dating whom, who’s breaking up with whom, is hard to comprehend. Relationships change in a moment's time and all that remains of celebrity relationships are news headlines and archived pictures. And one such celeb with multiple linkups rumours is the very talented, Sonakshi Sinha! The actress had made a mark in the industry with her very first film opposite her protégé, Salman Khan in Dabangg and ever since, there has been no looking back for this 31-year-old star. (Do Read: Priyanka Chopra's Wedding 'Kalire' Had Her And Nick Jonas’s Silhouette Engraved On It, Pic Inside)

Until recently, the actress’s alleged relationship with Sohail Khan’s brother-in-law, Bunty Sachdev had made headlines. Paparazzi captured the probable couple chilling together. In fact, reports also contained that Sona and Bunty were all set to get married too, but it were some early 2017 news headlines which shared that Sona and Bunty have parted ways. When she was asked about the same in an interview, the Noor star added, “It's all false. I deal with it by clarifying it. If reports are directed at me and not affecting my family or friends, I leave it or choose to ignore it. But if it does affect my family and friends, I would definitely clarify it and I am really glad that we live in such an age today where it's just one tweet away."

And now looks like Sonakshi is back to make relationship headlines! As per latest reports, Sonakshi is apparently dating Salman Khan’s close friend’s son, Zaheer Iqbal, who is training for films under the superstar himself. As per reports, Sonakshi and Zaheer had met through their common protégé and were found comfortable with each right after their first meeting. The duo haven’t been spotted much together but it was during Salman’s birthday in December that the duo came together. Reportedly, Zaheer is so smitten with Sonakshi that during her birthday in June 2018, he wanted to declare a national holiday for her birthday! Here is the post that he had written for her, “Sonakshi Jayanti sab ko mubarak ho Happy Birthday Sona  Mera bus chalta toh aaj national holiday hota  #whereisthefood #partnerincrime #tubuskhushreh #canyouclickourpicture #aslisona #zahero.”

Sonakshi and Zaheer

For those who want to know if Zaheer is a star kid, we are sorry to disappoint you, but he isn’t. The handsome hunk will soon make his mark in the industry with his debut film. Sharing a childhood picture with Zaheer, Salman had tweeted, “Being Launched Tomorrow ... KAL dekhte hai yeh ladka AAJ kaise dikhta hai.” And a day later, he shared a picture of how Zaheer looks now and wrote, “How these kids grow up so soon... ALWAYS keep giving your best #ZAHERO no matter what. Stand tall and always bend backwards for those u love and those who love u, Yeh yaad rakhna that the most important thing in life is Respect and Loyalty. @iamzahero.” (Also Read: Deepika Padukone Blesses Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar And Rohit Shetty At Simmba's Success Party)

Salman and Zaheer

Salman and Zaheer

So, is marriage anytime soon on the cards for Sona? She had shared, “I have nothing to say now, I will comment only when I have something to say. As of now, there is nothing on the cards. There's no pressure from my parents either. When I am ready to do it, I will." At yet another interview, the Rowdy Rathore star stated,"When it’s fixed, I myself will announce it to the world. I don’t believe things like these should be hidden. I’m too involved with my work to even consider marriage. I haven’t even thought about it yet. So I don’t know why people make such assumptions." In an interview with Brides Today, Sonakshi spoke her heart out about her ideal man and marriage. Asked to describe her ideal man, she had said, "Someone who gives me space and never ties me down." For brides-to-be, she advises, "Never marry for the wrong reasons."


Sonakshi was also rumoured to be dating her Tevar co-star, Arjun Kapoor. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Arjun had shared what went wrong with Sonakshi, "Some equations last. Others don't go beyond the making of a film because after it is over, people go their separate ways. I am still really fond of her as an individual. Unfortunately, it is always made to seem like we do not acknowledge each other at parties, which is not the case. We always make it a point to greet each other. There is no pressure on either of us to maintain an equation beyond a certain amount of time."

About Arjun and Sonakshi’s breakup, a DNA report also quoted a source saying, "Sonakshi is a very emotional girl. She doesn't hide her feelings for those she cares about. Arjun, on the other hand, is more low-key. He obviously couldn't handle her strong emotions." While another source added, "Sonakshi, like most girls, wanted to be around him all the time. He was feeling a little stifled by the constant togetherness and the calls. It was just happening all too fast for him. You can't blame either for this split." (Must Read: Aishwarya Rai Talks About Arguments With Abhishek Bachchan, Says They're Strong Personalities)

Sonakshi and Arjun

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