‘SH­WETA WAS AL­WAYS IN­SE­CURE’

Ac­tor Pulkit Sam­rat lashes out at es­tranged wife Sh­weta Ro­hira, says she is fab­ri­cat­ing sto­ries to ma­lign his image

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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.

Please con­tinue…

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

PHOTO: SU­NIL SHIRSEKAR / FOTOCORP

Pulkit with es­tranged wife Sh­weta Ro­hira (top); Yami Gau­tam (above)

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/HT

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