National Award-winning writer and director, Apurva Asrani recently announced that he and his partner Siddhant have called it quits after staying together for 14 years. He penned a long heartfelt note and shared it on Instagram saying that he has no regrets about writing it. In the letter, he said that this might evoke some disappointments as people looked up to them as role models in the LGBTQ community, even though they have amicably parted ways. Apurva mentioned that 14 years with Siddhant were blissful and valuable.
Sharing the news, Apurva’s note read, “I inform you with a heavy heart that Siddhant and I have separated. I know we have been seen as role models by many in the LGBTQ community, and this is sure to evoke some disappointments, but I must tell you that every day of these 14 years has been important and valuable and that we have amicably parted ways. Same-sex couples in India have no references and no role models to seek inspiration from, and we have made mistakes in the way that we have charted our unique path. But we are also the first generation in India to live our love so visibly and courageously, so I write this with no regrets.”
He also made a request to people asking them to respect their privacy and feelings by not tagging them in messages. His note further read, “Please don’t tag us in your messages, it is a very difficult time. I want to end by saying that I think there is hope. For Sid, for me, and for every one of us seeking love commitment and a secure home. Never stop believing.”
Image source: Instagram/ apurva_asrani
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