‘Everything is okay between my wife and me’
EVER since the cheating rumour surfaced earlier this year, actor Aqasha has been lying low and keeping mum.
Based on the gossip, the father of two was said to have been two-timing his wife, Baizura Sabri, with a fellow actress.
Aqasha finally broke his silence recently, confirming that his relationship with his wife remains good.
“The controversy did not affect our marriage. Everything is okay between us,” he said at the press conference for TV3 and TV9’s selection of Ramadan programmes at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur recently.
It all started when Baizura posted a screen capture of Aqasha’s text conversation with his co-star Rita Rudaini in the TV drama series Misi Laksa & Laksam, which seemed “a little too friendly” between colleagues.
The two stars played a married couple in the drama.
This is not the first time they starred together. They were involved in TV2’s drama series Jangan Bunuh Matahariku for two seasons in 2010 and 2011, and TV3’s telemovie Oh! Haram in 2011.
Baizura’s posting had created a commotion on social media with most Netizens taking her side, accusing Aqasha, whose real name is Firdee Akassya Rosli, of cheating.
When prod further, he said it was never his style to allow public perception or views on his personal life to affect him.
“Why would I want to trouble myself with something that I can’t control? If I had reacted to them, it would only add fuel to the fire and the matter would only become worse,” said the 35-year-old artiste.
Aqasha said that when it came to matters of the heart between him and his wife, he preferred keeping them within the matrimonial union.
“I don’t share my personal life with strangers. Others can say or think whatever they want, but what I feel inside is something no one knows.”
He said Malaysians should stop focusing on the personal lives of celebrities. Instead, they should be zeroing in on the work and contribution of artistes to the entertainment industry.
“If everyone shows interest in the personal matters of their favourite artistes, what chance is there for our work to shine?
“As an actor, my responsibility is to give my best in my craft,” he said.
When asked if he would accept any more acting offers which would see him pairing up with Rita, Aqasha said there was no reason why he should decline.
“Despite the controversy, as an artiste, one needs to be professional.”
A newspaper report quoted Rita as saying that the screen-captured text messages were nothing more than banter between two long-time friends.
Misi Laksa & Laksam will be available on www.tonton.com.my beginning May 26. By Bibi Nurshuhada Ramli
Actor Aqasha says Malaysians should focus on the work and contribution of artistes to the entertainment industry.