Shettys denies baseless rumours about KL Rahul & Athiya’s expensive wedding gifts

04:32 PM Jan 31, 2023 | Sunanda Naik

Hyderabad: Soon after cricketer KL Rahul and actress Athiya Shetty tied the knot on 23 January 2023, several rumours about the newlyweds receiving super expensive gifts hit social media.

From a Rs. 50-crore flat gifted by Athiya’s father Suniel Shetty to Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma gifting the couple a BMW worth over Rs. 2 crores, social media is abuzz with news about the couple receiving high end gifts from Bollywood celebrities and cricketers.

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Fact check

NewsMeter found that the rumours are baseless as the Shetty family has clearly denied the claims about the gifts received.

On performing a simple keyword search, we found multiple media reports that refuted the claim that the Shetty family had received such expensive wedding gifts.

Reports by NDTV and Hindustan Times calls the claims about Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul receiving a Rs. 2.7-crore BMW from Virat Kohli and more are not true and are merely rumours.

Moreover, the report by NDTV lists out the rumoured gifts as:

· An Audi worth Rs. 1.64 crores by Salman Khan

· A Chopard watch worth Rs. 30 lakhs by Jackie Shroff

· A BMW worth over Rs. 2 crores from Virat and Anushka Kohli

· A Kawasaki bike worth Rs. 80 lakhs from MS Dhoni

· A diamond bracelet worth Rs. 1.5 crores from Arjun Kapoor.

NDTV also reported that it is unclear if the claim that Suniel Shetty gifted the couple a Rs. 50 crore flat is true or if that too is a rumour.

Suniel Shetty’s spokesperson released a statement saying, “All the reports published are absolutely baseless and not true about the gifts to Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul, we request the press fraternity to confirm details with us before publishing such incorrect information in public domain please.”

Lastly, the verified handle of Sportskeeda also confirmed that the buzz around the expensive wedlock presents are nothing more than rumours.

From the above investigation, it is clear that KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty did not receive the rumoured expensive gifts on their wedding.

The Shetty family has denied the viral claims.