Rashmika Mandanna's Broken Engagement Story: Wanted To Marry An Actor 13 Years Older Than Her

Rashmika Mandanna is reportedly in a relationship with Vijay Deverakonda. But do you know, there was a time when she got engaged to an actor, who was 13 years older than her. Here's the story!


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Rashmika Mandanna's Broken Engagement Story: Wanted To Marry An Actor 13 Years Older Than Her

Rashmika Mandanna is one of the highest-paid actresses in India. As per a report in the Financial Express, she charged a whopping sum of Rs. 4 crores for playing the character of 'Geetanjali' in Sandeep Reddy Vanga's film, Animal. With so many exciting projects in her kitty, Rashmika is currently going through one of the best phases on the professional front. From Pushpa 2: The Rule with Allu Arjun, Rainbow with Dev Mohan, The Girlfriend to Chaava opposite Vicky Kaushal, and Kubera with Dhanush, Rashmika Mandanna's list of upcoming movies is indeed quite promising.

Rashika Mandanna is one of the few actresses in India, who has proved the mettle of her acting skills in different industries. The actress has worked in the Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi film industries so far. While the success of Pushpa: The Rise made her 'The National Crush', it was her acting debut in Bollywood with the film, Goodbye that made the Hindi-speaking audience fall in love with her.

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The actress turned 28 on April 5, 2024, and is motivated to take her career to the next level in the upcoming years. While almost everyone is aware of Rashmika Mandanna's professional front, not everyone knows the fact that she got engaged at the age of 21. Yes! You read it right. Rashmika got engaged back in 2017, but for some reason, she called off her engagement. Today, we are going to talk about it and address the most circulated reason behind her broken engagement. So, without further ado, let's get started!

The story of Rashmika Mandanna's broken engagement with 'Kirik Party' co-star, Rakshit Shetty

Rashmika Mandanna Fiance Rakshit Shetty engagement

It all started back in 2016, when famous actor and director, Rishab Shetty had cast Rashmika Mandanna in his film, Kirik Party, opposite Rakshit Shetty. The romantic comedy was released on December 30, 2016, and broke the box office records. As per reports, Kirik Party was made on a budget of Rs. 4 crore and did a business of Rs. 50 crores at the box-office. It was a dream debut for Rashmika as she instantly made a place in the hearts of viewers. From winning multiple awards to becoming one of the highest-grossing films in the Kannada film industry, Kirik Party changed Rashmika's life.

Kirik Party was Rashmika Mandanna's debut film and holds a special place in her heart. However, during its filming, she came a bit close to her co-star, Rakshit Shetty. Soon they developed feelings for each other, and by the release of their film in December 2016, they were officially dating each other. The couple decided to take their relationship to the next level and got engaged on July 3, 2017, in an intimate engagement ceremony.

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Rashmika Mandanna Fiance Rakshit Shetty engagement

At the time of their engagement, Rakshit Shetty was 34, while Rashmika Mandanna was 21. Despite having an age gap of 13 years, they were convinced that they want to spend the rest of their lives together. However, in September 2018, Rakshit and Rashmika broke off their engagement and left everyone shocked. The ex-couple cited compatibility issues as the reason behind their fallout and decision not to marry each other.

Rashmika Mandanna Fiance Rakshit Shetty romantic picture

However, as per multiple reports, Rashmika Mandanna started receiving a lot of films after the success of Kirik Party and wanted to focus on her career instead of taking on the responsibilities that come with a marriage. Despite having such an uncomfortable past, Rakshit and Rashmika are on talking terms and share a respectful bond. While Rakshit isn't dating anyone, reports have been rife for some years now that Rashmika is in a steady relationship with South Indian heartthrob, Vijay Deverakonda.

What are your thoughts on Rakshit Shetty and Rashmika Mandanna's broken marriage? Let us know.

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