Bollywood and cricket has been a sizzling combination for a long time. Right from the time of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore to the several more recent attractions, between Deepika Padukone and Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra, not to forget, Sushmita Sen and Wasim Akram.
The new friends in town seem to be Ghajini star Asin and Indian skipper MS Dhoni. Apparently, the cricketer visited Asin’s house at Lokhandwala on April 21 to watch the first IPL semi-final between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
A source said, “Dhoni reached Asin’s house in the evening just before the first IPL semi-final between Mumbai and Bangalore kicked off and he stayed there till the match ended.
There was flutter in the actress’ building when the Indian captain was spotted entering her flat, and everyone was eager to catch a glimpse of him. After the match ended, Dhoni luckily managed to slip out of the building without attracting any more attention.”
Sources say that the Asin-Dhoni friendship began over a year ago. “They have done two commercials together and have been meeting up in connection with the promotion of a particular brand, which they jointly endorse.
Asin was also present during Dhoni’s birthday celebrations last year.
There have been whispers about their relationship in the South film industry where Asin is a huge star. Both seem to be extremely fond of each other.
That Dhoni visited her residence only lends more credence to rumours about their growing friendship,” added the source.