Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty affair was one of the most talked about in the late 90s. The tall and lissome Shilpa Shetty thought that she found love in the form of Akshay Kumar, the romance bloomed during the shooting of Main Khiladi Tu Anari. The scoring chemistry between them in the ‘Chura Ke Dil Mera’ song was for everyone to see.
A friend of Akshay Kumar leaked the story of how Shilpa Shetty was a virgin before she had a relationship with him. The friend said,”Akki told us that Shilpa was very innocent when they met. She had never kissed a guy and insisted on taking things quite slowly. She loved holding hands and romantic gestures. It came to a point when she felt that she could trust Akshay with everything. When Shilpa decided that Akshay was the man for her, she gave away her virginity to him. She would never have slept with a man if it didn’t come across as serious. After that, she wanted to spend more and more time with Akki.”
The friend goes on to reveal more secrets. “He told us that Shilpa Shetty’s prim and propah nature would soon disappear and would turn out to be quite sensational and crazy in bed.”
The friend goes on to say that Shilpa was quite shaken when she realized that Akshay Kumar was two-timing her with Twinkle Khanna, who was at that time, her best friend.
The Akshay Kumar Shilpa Shetty virginity topic again came in the limelight when the actress in indirectly talked about losing it to Akshay, with much prodding from Jade Goody and other housemtes, in Celebrity Big Brother Season. Ultimately, Shilpa was the winner of the show, amidst the ugly scene of racial abuse
Shilpa and Akshay again interacted in media, when she was host of Bigg Boss 2 (2008) and Akshay Kumar who was hosting the first season of Khatron Ke Khiladi, was invited as special guest to announce the winner of BB. When Shilpa introduced Akshay to the audiences, the actor cheekily remarked, “Aap toh mere saare stunts jaanti ho (you know all my stunts)”. The saucy remark made Shilpa blush before she went on to talk other topics.
Shilpa Shetty in an interview later said, “When I was with Akshay, I thought it was the ultimate thing to happen and if it came to an end, I would die. Today, when it no longer exists, I feel relieving. Out of sight is out of the mind. When you love someone and all along, you don’t realize that you are being taken for a ride. I never imagined that Akshay would two-time me and that too all along in our relationship. Akshay used me and dropped me when he found someone else. Now, I share a cordial relationship and I’d like to remain that way. There is no animosity between us.”
Now the couples have found their own mates, have their own children and are in a much happier space. Shilpa on her own, has grown in confidence and looks much better than ever while Akshay continues to be fit as a fiddle and is on the super-hit making streak