‘SHWETA WAS ALWAYS INSECURE’
Actor Pulkit Samrat lashes out at estranged wife Shweta Rohira, says she is fabricating stories to malign his image
In 2014, he married his longtime girlfriend, Shweta Rohira, Salman Khan’s rakhi sister, after a long courtship period. It was a love story out of Mills & Boons till it hit a roadblock. The media reported about Pulkit’s closeness to co-star Yami Gautam and Shweta cried infidelity. Sure enough, resulting in a media jamboree. Though his estranged wife, Shweta, spoke openly about problems in their marriage, Pulkit remained tight-lipped. He opens up for the first time in an exclusive chat and tells us his side of the story.
You had maintained silence till now…
It was obvious. I’d spent a good amount of time with that person (Shweta), so there’s a certain grace that both of us should give to the relationship, regardless of it going kaput, taking it ahead or anything else. Whatever happens, the point is that it’s better that we part ways gracefully, since we have known each other as friends before we got married. I understand that people go into different zones when breakups happen as it disturbs you. It’s not easy for me also and definitely not easy for her.
You must be aware of the latest news about Shweta’s miscarriage (it happened a few years ago)…
I was shocked to read the news articles about the miscarriage. I was like, “This is such a personal thing to any couple.” It was a tragic time for both of us. To get it out in public is not right. What shook my faith further was the fact that it’s about such a pious thing like motherhood, and the person with whom I have spent so many years would go to an extent of falsifying the facts to malign my image and put it out in the public to gain sympathy. I was like, “Abhi tak main chup raha hoon (I have been quite till now), but this is a big blow to the entire issue. The miscarriage happened four years ago; it was tragic for both of us. I wonder, “Itni personal cheez bahar kaise aa gayi (how can such a personal fact become public).” After reading that article is when my relationship [with Shweta] truly ended, because it’s ethically unacceptable. I had no option but to dig deep. The moment I got to know that it has come from the ‘horse’s mouth’, and that they have the hospital bills, totally fabricated, totally false evidences (sic), it shook me. There have been fabricated stories in the past as well, but I don’t have anything to say for this one.
It’s misusing a miscarriage that happened four years ago, when somebody (Yami) wasn’t even there in the picture. I started shooting for Sanam Re (2015) four years after that incident. Aap kitna bada jhooth bol loge? You’re saying that we (Yami and Pulkit) took advantage of the miscarriage, since she (Shweta) was on best rest. That’s such a big lie. All I can say is this is when my relationship ends, because I was never with this person. I would never expect someone to stoop to this level.
So are you saying it’s all fabricated?
When I went deep into it, I got to know that there is a certain campaign that is being run. There’s a pattern in all these stories, as they have come close to my releases. So, there was a lull in between Sanam Re and Junooniyat, and it started again close to Junooniyat’s release.
Do you think the matter is getting more mileage because Yami is also from the film industry?
Shweta was always insecure about me. When we got separated, she started calling all my close friends and my closest friend since fifth standard. She told her “My house is broken because you had an affair with my guy.” She called her husband and said, “You are okay with your wife having an affair with my guy, because he is famous.” She called my rakhi sister saying you tie rakhi to him only to be close to him. She told her closest cousin that she has an eye for me. Sadly, she (Yami) happens to be a public figure, so that’s the only thing that comes out in the media. I’ve been through a lot in the five years I was with her. I must have given 500 chances in five years. You can’t disrespect my parents. They stopped visiting me because whenever they would come, they would be disrespected. It came to a point where I had to choose between my parents and Shweta. I chose my parents.
It’s misusing a miscarriage that happened four years ago, when somebody (Yami) wasn’t even there in the picture... Aap kitna bada jhooth bol loge?
PULKIT SAMRAT, ACTOR
Pulkit with estranged wife Shweta Rohira (top); Yami Gautam (above)