Janhvi Kapoor has officially acknowledged her relationship with Shikhar Pahariya, confirming rumors that have been circulating for some time. The revelation came during her appearance at the screening of her father Boney Kapoor's latest production, Maidaan, in Mumbai. However, it was not her presence alone that captured attention but also a personalized necklace she wore, bearing her boyfriend's nickname 'Shikhu'.

The actress radiated elegance in an all-white pantsuit ensemble paired with matching heels, captivating paparazzi as she posed on the red carpet. Pictures with her father and brother Arjun Kapoor further fueled the frenzy among fans, who couldn't help but notice the subtle yet significant accessory.

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Earlier this year, on an episode of Koffee With Karan, Janhvi inadvertently disclosed Shikhar Pahariya's significance in her life by listing him among the three contacts on her speed-dial. When asked to name the individuals on her speed-dial list, she promptly included 'Papa, Khushu, and Shiku', realizing her slip-up immediately after.

Janhvi Kapoor has never been hesitant to express her affection for Shikhar. While her father, film producer Boney Kapoor, had previously confirmed their romantic involvement, Janhvi's omission of a public birthday greeting for Shikhar, who celebrated his birthday on April 3, raised eyebrows. However, Shikhar had marked Janhvi's birthday the previous month with a heartfelt post on his Instagram stories.

During a recent interview, Boney Kapoor expressed his admiration for Shikhar, emphasizing his consistent support for the family over the years. 'I love him (Shikhar)... I was convinced he can never be an ex. He’ll be around,' Boney Kapoor told Zoom, highlighting Shikhar's enduring presence in their lives.

Shikhar Pahariya, the grandson of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, has been romantically linked with Janhvi Kapoor in the past, with reports of a previous breakup followed by a reconciliation last year. The couple is frequently spotted together, with Shikhar even appearing in photographs alongside Boney Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor on various occasions.