Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty, who met and fell in love on the show Bigg Boss OTT, have been making headlines owing to their breakup rumours for quite some time now. Several media reports claimed that the two are on a verge of split as they have been arguing on many things. However, both Raqesh and Shamita dismissed their separation reports via an identical post on their Instagram accounts. Now, in a recent interview, Raqesh has denied being in a relationship with the actress as he called her his 'dear friend.'
Yes, you read that right! While speaking to Hindustan Times, the Maryada actor asserted that what he shares with Shamita, he would not name it a relationship, it’s a bond. “We are in a happy zone; she is a dear friend. Friendship has to be so strong that nothing else can affect it. She is a pure soul. I value people who are honest. We have a lot of common interests. It’s interesting to have like-minded people,” the actor said. ALSO READ: Shamita Shetty- Raqesh Bapat Dismiss BREAK-UP Rumours As They Are Spotted Walking Hand-In-Hand; Fans Say, Nazar Na Lage Thu Thu'
When asked about in what phase their relationship is currently, Raqesh said, “I would not name it a relationship. It’s a bond. We just give names to things. It’s like two people enjoying the space with each other, caring for each other. If you want to name it, it’s a name game. She is a woman I really respect.”
A few weeks ago, Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty were spotted walking hand-in-hand at the star-studded Hello Hall of Fame Awards 2022. They looked happy and were seen posing together for the shutterbugs at the award night.
Image Source: Instagram/Shamita Shetty And Raqesh Bapat