Popular TV actress Avika Gor who shot to fame from Colors hit how ‘Balika Vadhu’ is rumoured to be dating her co-star from second show ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ from quite sometime now. It is also being said that the couple are dating although the huge 18-year age gap between them.
However, they never spoke about their relationship in public. But now in an exclusive interview with Bombay Times, the couple spoke a length about their said relationship for the first time and it’s not what you are thinking.
Manish says, “The gossip affected me in the beginning and I was stupid enough to maintain a distance from Avika. I became conscious and irritable during that phase. The rumour made me sick. But later, I realised that if my intentions are clear, why should I treat her any differently? I have never dated her; she is almost half my age. We are compatible, but I have never seen her that way. Anyway, such loose talks don’t affect me anymore and we meet for work now.”
“People are still linking us. Just because we worked together, many started misinterpreting our togetherness. Avika has always been open to ideas and I work well with such people. Her openness helped us to be on the same page and work together. We are a great team and have many common friends who we associate with professionally” he added.
Speaking about the same, Avika added, “Manish is a just few years younger than my father, so there is no scope for any romantic involvement. We share a unique bond of friendship, which is inexplicable. It is based on understanding, respect, honesty and maturity. We are BFFs and he is a strong support system. I call him Shin Chan (the popular comic character) and he calls me Mitzi (Shin Chan’s mother) till date.We have maintained our friendship in a dignified way till now. We are good friends and will always be, but I have no intention to date Manish.”
Paired opposite each other in the popular Colors TV show, Sasural Simar Ka. They have also written and directed three short films together. Now, from their latest statements, it is clear that they are just good friends and nothing more!