Crossing boundaries: Will Sushmita Sen marry Pakistan’s Wasim Akram?

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According to the rumour mills, the Indian actress and Pakistani cricketer is all set to say ‘I do’ at the end of this month

The rumour mill is abuzz again about how Indian actress Sushmita Sen will marry former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram later this month in Dubai.

Reports of their wedding started doing the rounds soon after a website reported that the former Miss Universe is dating the Pakistani skipper.

This isn’t the first time the two have been linked together. A few years ago, there were talks about how the two were dating after hosting a TV reality show together.

The marriage talks have only recently surfaced, after Sush fuelled it with a declaration on twitter about getting hitched by the end of this year.

“Yes, I do plan to get married next year. I think it is time. I have made everybody wait a lot,” her tweet had read.

She had even added; “I am taking my time to say yes, but once I say I do, it will be for keeps as I firmly believe in the institution of marriage.”

The 36-year-old actress has two adopted daughters and said the girls were eager to see her married.

“Alisah is too young but Renee is quite comfortable with me being single. She would like to see me as a bride one day, but she does not push me for it. She is 13 and we are more like friends; she understands me as a woman now. It’s only when she has skipped homework that I become the mother,” she told Indian media.

Although media reports claim Sushmita is marrying Akram, we hear the cricketer is actually living in with his Australian model-girlfriend in Karachi.

Her spokesperson, however, denied the reports. “It’s not true. In fact, Sushmita is having a show in Mumbai on April 24. I don’t think she can attend an event in Mumbai and plan her wedding simultaneously.”

Some insiders even speculate that Sushmita and Akram will say ‘I do’ in Dubai because of the political implications that their marriage will evoke.

In fact, after tying the knot, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik have made Dubai their home because of the same reasons.

Sushmita boasts of a long list of boyfriends, with filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, Mudassar Aziz, 23-year-old business man Imtiyaz Khatri and actor Randeep Hooda featuring on the list. On many occasions, each link-up had almost culminated in matrimony.

Earlier, she had expressed her desire to have a lavish church wedding. “It is my childhood dream to have a Christian-style wedding, just like the fairy tales. I always imagine myself as a bride who will wear a gown, with a long train and veil. I find the idea of walking down the aisle and then being handed to the groom by the father very romantic,” she had said.

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