Television-film actor Gautam Rode, who remained mum on his relationship with actor Pankhuri Awasthi for the longest time, has now revealed that he has got engaged to her. Gautam and Pankhuri were rumoured to be dating ever since they co-starred on TV show, Suryaputra Karn in 2015, but the pair chose to avert all the rumours till now.
But speaking to indianexpress.com today, Gautam shared, “Yes, Pankhuri and I got recently engaged. It happened during Diwali days. We both are very happy.” The actor refused to divulge further details, saying he is currently busy shooting for a video.
Earlier in June this year, it was first reported that Gautam had proposed to Pankhuri, who is seen on Star Plus show Kya Kasoor Hai Amla Ka. Pankhuri had apparently met his mother for her blessings and also shifted to a new house, which is closer to Gautam’s house in Charkop, Mumbai.
At that time, when we contacted Pankhuri, she refuted the marriage rumours but on her equation with Gautam, the TV star smiled and said, “I don’t want to comment on this now. I will talk about it when the time is right. I don’t think this is the right time to comment about it.”
The new development in their relationship comes as a happy news for their fans, who had been shipping the couple from past two years, thanks to their great on-screen chemistry and regular off-screen outings. Besides being captured together on several occasions, the duo used to show support for each other on social media too, furthering the dating speculation.
On the work front, Gautam will be seen in Aksar 2, co-starring Zareen Khan.