Suniel Shetty said that one should ask about Athiya's relationship to the actress herself.
Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul have been making news headlines for their alleged link-up for the past few months. The actress's father Suniel Shetty was asked about their relationship at a press conference recently.
When asked about Athiya's relationship with cricketer KL Rahul, Suniel Shetty said, "I am not having the relationship. You will have to ask Athiya."
He added, "You come and tell me if it is true, then we will talk about it. You don’t know, how can you ask me then?"
It is rumoured that Athiya and KL Rahul have been dating for the past one year. They even went to Thailand for a vacation on New Year with their friends. The cricketer even took to Instagram to share a picture with his "friend". In the picture, KL is seen holding a telephone receiver, while Athiya can be seen smiling. He captioned the pic, "Hello, Devi Prasad?"
The two friends were spoofing Paresh Rawal's Babu Bhai character from Hera Pheri. Athiya's father Suniel Shetty played a pivotal role in the film. Suniel reacted on the picture with laughing emojis. Athiya's brother Ahan Shetty was among the others who reacted to picture.
Earlier, when Suniel was asked about the rumours, he said, "See, I know both my kids will pick the right partners who will complement and support them."
It was fashion designer Vikram Phadnis who started the rumours of Athiya and KL Rahul dating. On one of the actress's posts, the designer lefta comment hinting at their relationship. He wrote, "You seem to be v hyper and excited these days ??? Let’s go to KL ??? ..... Kuala Lumpur ???? (sic)"
To which Athiya replied, "@vikramphadnis TIME to block you!"
Vikram then commented, "I will complain to the UMPIRE!! @athiyashettyand once your WICKET is gone... it’s back to the pavilion!!!"
Earlier, on Athiya's 27th birthday, KL Rahul took to his Instagram stories to share a picture of the two to wish her on her special day.
Reportedly, Athiya and KL Rahul met through common friends and hit it off really well. However, the two have not confirmed their relationship yet.