Looks Like Virushka Have Much in Common With Rahul Gandhi
#VirushkaKiShadi shares a strange similarity with Rahul Gandhi’s election. Read all about it here.
#VirushkaKiShadi shares a strange similarity with Rahul Gandhi’s election. Read all about it here. (Photo: Erum Gour/The Quint)

Looks Like Virushka Have Much in Common With Rahul Gandhi

Inteha ho gayi intezaar ki, and even though everybody sensed it, it was just around the corner. There were also concerns about whether this would be the right time for the announcement. The ‘Italian connection’ was also dragged into it.

However, the announcement on 11 December 2017 laid all speculation to rest.

Actor Anushka Sharma wedded cricketer Virat Kohli, and politician Rahul Gandhi got elected as the president of Indian National Congress, after pretty much the same buzz.

The internet turned into a jovial Daler Mehndi, celebrating both with (almost) equal fervour!

<i>Tunak Tunak Tunn, Tarara!</i>
Tunak Tunak Tunn, Tarara!
(GIF Courtesy: Giphy)

SAME PINCH, haaye rabba! But there’s much more to their ‘shared’ journey.

Pitch Perfect

Year 2013 | Kaafi dramatic

The year when Raghuram Rajan took over as the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, India launched Mars Orbiter Mission, and Sachin retired from international cricket. If a year deserves to be made into a listicle, it should be 2013, because what happened in the next few years will blow your mind.

(GIF Courtesy: Giphy)

Virat and Anushka met for the first time while shooting a commercial for an anti-dandruff hair-fall protection shampoo. And apparently, it was since then that they became ‘all clear’ about each other, falling in love ‘head and shoulder ’, and their romance came to the forefront of gossip mills.

Let’s do the tango!
Let’s do the tango!
(Photo Courtesy: Clear Shampoo)

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi was made the vice president of the Indian National Congress in a bid to prevent the free fall of the Grand Old Party. And apparently since then, he managed to get votes in his favour (from his party members), and grew into his future role as Congress leader.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hands a bouquet to Rahul Gandhi, on his appointment as the vice president of the Indian National Congress.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hands a bouquet to Rahul Gandhi, on his appointment as the vice president of the Indian National Congress.
(Photo Courtesy: India Today)

Shaky Innings

Year 2016 | Kaafi climactic

While 2017 turned out to be a ‘WTF was this’ rollercoaster ride, 2016 comes very close to the heartaches it caused to a lot of people. We lined up to get new pink notes, because our good ol’ currency was demonetised, and when people decided to forget the pain with a couple of drinks, Bihar mein daaru ban kardia!

The 2016 mood.
The 2016 mood.
(GIF Courtesy: Giphy)

The same year, Anushka-Virat went through a tumultuous time, amid reports that the jodi didn’t work. A lot of their fans were left heartbroken because they would now have to write a new chapter of their fairy tale romance. *Sob sob*

On a sticky wicket!
On a sticky wicket!
(Photo Courtesy: CricToday)

On the political front, Rahul Gandhi-Akhilesh Yadav’s alliance went through a tough time after losing the Uttar Pradesh elections, amid reports that their jodi didn’t work either. A lot of their followers were left heartbroken because the ‘yuva netas’ were supposed to write a new chapter in electoral politics. *Sob Sob*

Caught, off-guard!
Caught, off-guard!
Photo: Hindustan Times

It’s a Match!

Year 2017 | Kaafi cinematic

The year seemed to be blessed by Lord Voldemort, which turned everything on its head after the 2016 tremors. Om Puri, Vinod Khanna, Rima Lagoo, Kundan Shah, Shashi Kapoor were among many other prominent names who died this year, and the attack in Amarnath was all too saddening for the nation. Everyone deserved something to cheer about. “Look no further,” said December. Lo, and behold!

Everybody in 2017!
Everybody in 2017!
(GIF Courtesy: Giphy/Altered by The Quint)

After making the rounds on the rumour mill for some time, a small ceremony formalised the new bond – Anushka and Virat became wife and husband. Congratulatory messages poured in, almost breaking the internet.

The wedding of the year!
The wedding of the year!
(Photo Courtesy: Anushka Sharma/Twitter)

And the wishes poured in.

On the political front, there was significant chatter of a major development in the Congress party, when a small ceremony formalised its new president – Rahul Gandhi became the leader of Indian National Congress. Congratulatory messages poured in, almost shaking the election-sphere.

The promotion of the year!
The promotion of the year!
(Photo Courtesy: INC/Twitter)

And the wishes poured in.

Here’s wishing both of them all the best for the journey ahead. May the internet find new joys in the upcoming year.

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