Niharika and Naga Sourya acted together in one film. At that time, there were no rumours about they being friends or more.
But an English newspaper reported that marriage was on the cards between Naga Sourya and Niharika. As per the story, the two have been in love for nearly two years.
Naturally, this has led to speculation and Naga Sourya has decided to finally open up about the issue.
"Stories about I and Niharika getting married have been doing rounds. But we are not in a relationship. In fact, some of my friends called me last night to tell about the story. I was shocked. It remains to be seen how far this matter will go and how it will end. Let aside Niharika, I am not dating any other heroine," he insists.
He maintains that he is totally focused on his career for now. Marriage will happen only after 3-4 years and to a girl selected by his mother, says the Chalo hero.
While Naga Sourya has brushed aside the issue as a run-of-the-mill rumour, the matter is not that simple say industry insiders.
In fact, when Chiranjeevi attended the pre-release function of Naga Sourya's Chalo, many said that it was due to the on-going relationship between Naga Sourya and Niharika.
Also, many in media and industry are aware as to how closely Naga Sourya and Niharika move around.
It is said that their marriage will be an ideal example of love-cum-arranged marriage. Though the actor is condemning the rumours right now, the marriage will surely happen in a year, say some industry insiders.
Rumours are rife that Naga Sourya will become the mega son-in-law in days to come.