This could turn out to be the love story of 2008!
'Mr Sixer' Yuvraj Singh is dating Bollywood's latest heartthrob Deepika Padukone, sources close to the families say.
Yesterday, they were seen together having dinner in a restaurant facing the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.
The sources, however, scotched media reports that the model-turned-actress had been invited to Australia by the cricketer, currently on the tour of Down Under.
Deepika, they insisted, was in Sydney shooting for Yash Raj Films' next venture being directed by Siddharth Anand of Tara Rum Pum fame, in which she is paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
A friend of the Padukones said, "Deepika is in Australia in her own capacity and the India-Australia Test match just happens to be taking place around the same time. But one thing is sure - Yuvraj and Deepika are dating each other."
Meanwhile, a source close to the Singh family said on Friday, "The two are very close to each other. In two years' time, if things go well, marriage could be on the cards. But right now, both of them are focused on their respective professions."
Incidentally, Deepika will be celebrating her 22nd birthday today, the crucial fourth day of the ongoing second Test match, and the pair is expected to be together for the occasion.
Deepika attended Yuvraj's birthday party at Enigma, J W Marriott, on December 12 and that was right after the India-Pakistan Test match in Bangalore!
By the way, Bollywood Buzz wishes Deepika a very Happy Birthday :o)