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Anushka Shetty opens up on relationship rumours with Prabhas, calls him '3 am friend'

Anushka Shetty and Prabhas were last seen together in S. S. Rajamouli's Baahubali franchise.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: March 17, 2020 17:31 IST
Prabhas, Anushka shetty

Apart from Baahubali, Prabhas and Anushka have co-starred in Billa (2009) and Mirchi (2013). 

Anushka Shetty and Prabhas are one of the most loved on-screen couples of the south film industry. Ever since they played the lead pair in Baahubali franchise, fans have been waiting to see them again on the silver screen. It has been five years of Baahubali: The Beginning release and still the craze behind this lovely jodi hasn't died. Reports of Anushka and Prabhas dating each other often hit the headlines. However, so far they have only either refuted or dodged the question.

In a recent interview with Deccan Chronicle, Anushka has put an end to all her relationship rumours with Prabhas. The actress said one of the reasons they are linked is because they make a good on-screen pair. "I have known Prabhas for over 15 years now and he is one of my 3 a.m friends. We are usually linked up because both of us are not married and make an amazing on screen pair. Had there been anything between both of us, it would have been out by this time. Both of us are the same kind of people who don't hide any emotions if we are involved," said Anushka.

Apart from "Baahubali", Prabhas and Anushka have co-starred in "Billa" (2009) and "Mirchi" (2013). In 2019, Mumbai Mirror published an article claiming Prabhas and Anushka were indeed seeing each other and were looking to buy a house in Los Angeles. On Karan Johar's chat show "Koffee With Karan", Prabhas denied his link-up with Anushka, saying they were just good friends.

Recently, Anushka Shetty, who has completed 15 years in the film industry, was also been in the news for marriage rumours. The news suggest that she would be marrying "Size Zero" director Prakash Kovelamudi, who is known to Bollywood fans as the maker of the Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Judgementall Hai Kya".

Anushka, however, slammed the rumours. "None of that news is true. I don't get affected by such rumours. Don't know why my wedding is such a big deal for anyone. Nobody can hide a relationship. How can I hide my wedding? It is a very sensitive matter and people should deal it with some sensitivity," she said.

Meanwhile, the actress is currently awaiting the release of her film "Nisabdham". Directed by Hemant Madhurkar, the film also features Madhavan, Anjali, "Kill Bill" antagonist Michael Madsen and Shalini Pandey.

As for Prabhas, he is shooting for his 20th film. Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) having declared the Coronavirus as a pandemic and the Indian government imposing travel restrictions, the shoot of Radha Krishna Kumar's film, starring Prabhas and Pooja Hedge, is on in Georgia.

(With IANS inputs)

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