Excerpts from the interview to
Q: Why this bitter parting?
A: Destiny. It was very harsh. Whatever happens happens for the
Q: Why is Rakhi so bitter?
A: I've no idea what's in her mind. There's a communication gap
between us. She's doing her own thing. I'm also busy trying to
make my own career. I want to devote all my time to work so that
I can make some progress. Yes, there were complications between
us. We weren't talking much lately. I wasn't giving her time.
I wish she had confidence in me and not listened to loose talk
about my character.
Q: But you must've done something to hurt her?
A: No nothing. I've never done anything to hurt her.
Q: Do you now resent being known as Rakhi Sawant's boyfriend?
A: Yes, to a great extent I am known as her boyfriend. But my
work lately has proved I'm not just someone's boyfriend. I am
Q: Whenever we saw you, it was only with her.
A: I've supported her a lot. I was like a wall between her and
the world. No one could reach her without crossing me.
Q: Were you also working as her manager?
A: No, never. She has a manager to handle her work. But I was
there to make sure no harm was done to her.
Q: She says she doesn't want to say anything because
families are involved?
A: She's saying this after saying it all. If it comes to speaking
out I could also say a lot of things. I don't need to clear my
name. She has been with me for three years, given me some golden
moments that will remain with me for my lifetime.
Q: Do you think someone has instigated her against you?
A: Oh yes. They were doing it all the time. People enjoy breaking
up relationships, not building them.
Q: When did you part?
A: A month back. Now I stay in my own flat in Malad.
A: Ummmm. I'm very happy to be alone. Really.
Q: You've split a number of times and come together again.
How do we take you seriously this time?
A: Not a number of times. A few times. And I took the help of
media last time (at Valentine's Day). I wanted to set an example
for other couples who have differences and who have a chance of
patching up. I also wanted to show the world how much I loved
Rakhi. People turned that into a joke. And the damage done then
was more to my family than me. That's why I'm keeping quiet now.
I don't want to talk about this any more.
Q: What is the lesson that you've learnt?
A: In love you shouldn't compromise beyond a point. The more
you compromise the more you're mistreated.
Q: Any regrets?
A: Regrets for what? Those three years will remain precious to
me. Yes, the last two months have been unfortunate. I was totally
misunderstood. I was doing a daily soap and I had no time to attend
to her calls. Anyway my first serial Tony & Deya Singh's "Jugni
Chali Jalandhar" is getting a very good response.
Q: Afraid to step into the world without Rakhi Sawant?
A: Look, if I wasn't talented I wouldn't have got any work.