It won’t be wrong to say Raqesh Bapat found love once again in his life as he met Shamita Shetty in Bigg Boss OTT house. The actor in conversation with Hindustan Times states his former wife Ridhi Dogra is happy as she has approved of his bond with Shamita. He shares he shall also be happy she too finds love in her life. Being two individuals who are matured enough, the decisions they took in their life were their own and they have only benefitted from it.
Raqesh who called Ridhi before he entered the show, also called to wish her on her birthday after the show wrapped up. He said, “All is good. She really liked my journey and said I really played well. She would be happy if I am with somebody and likewise, I will be happy if she finds somebody. Because at the end of it, we are two individuals, it’s water under the bridge now. We are two mature people and whatever decisions we have made so far were our own, we dealt with it maturely and we came out of it with flying colours.”
He added, “There is no bad blood at all, there is too much of respect still. And I will be happiest if she finds love in her life back and she is happy and the going is great for her. I will be elated if something like this happens. Like she is too, so yeah, it is all good.”
On being asked about his relationship status with actress Shamita Shetty he said, “Status quo, actually. I wanted to know her better outside the house because when you are on a reality show, you are obviously not completely open. There is a personal life and public life to each one of us. I want to explore the personal life, I want to know her better because knowing her on a show is very different from knowing her personally in the outside world.” ALSO READ: Bigg Boss OTT: Ridhi Dogra Responds To Her Former Husband Raqesh Bapat And Shamita Shetty’s Growing Bond On The Show
Raqesh doesn’t believe in rushing into the relationship, hence, doesn’t want to put a label on it so soon. “Before giving it any kind of name, this bond, we would like to know each other better. Let’s see, que sera sera. I don’t want to rush into anything and I am sure she also feels the same,” said Raqesh.
Though the actor is skeptical about his bond with Shamita as they grew closer on a TV reality show, he states it is ‘pure’. Raqesh said, “We cannot cheat our feelings, especially on a reality show like this, because you are tested all the time. Shamita and I were genuinely fond of each other. In a house like that, you are put in situations and you always need each other’s support. That was a genuine feeling, whatever was shown.” ALSO READ: Bigg Boss OTT: Raqesh Bapat Opens Up On His Divorce With Ridhi Dogra; Tells Shamita Shetty 'I Was On The Verge Of Breaking'
Describing himself as a person who believes in hugs and kisses, he said, “I am a person who hugs and kisses, I am a very cuddly person. It was genuine from my side and her side also. It was a comfort zone, it wasn’t at all made up. I am sure a lot of people also feel that it was genuine. There is a small segment of the audience that feels that it was fake but it’s okay, it doesn’t matter, I know what was going on and it was pure.”
Shamita and Raqesh posted the first-ever INSTA Stories of their dinner date last night after the show wrapped up. ALSO READ: Bigg Boss OTT: Ridhi Dogra Comes Out in Support Of Ex-Husband Raqesh Bapat; Latter Had Broken Down After Spat With Co-Contestant Pratik Sehajpal
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