Controversies are galore when it comes to our television stars. Caught up in a tangle of lies, deception and rumors are television’s new comers Ali Merchant and Madhura Naik. Telly Buzz tries to untangle the web, as it gets before you the very words of both stars involved...
The buzz doing rounds in the industry is that the two actors
were not only good friends but Ali was also pursuing Madhura earlier. Madhura who was in a
serious relationship then had turned him down. It’s common knowledge that a woman
scorned in love is dangerous. But, men can be no less. Now that Ali Merchant is
in a serious relationship with Sara Khan (Sadhna of Bidaai), he has threatened
Madhura to keep away from his girlfriend.
We caught up with Madhura, who also happens to be playing a cameo in Rajan Shahi's Sapna Babul Ka.. Bidaai to know her side of the story. Clearing the air she says, “Ali and I were always good friends, right from the days we were trying to make a name for ourselves in the industry. Sara and I were working together in Bidaai. When I heard about her engagement with Ali, I just asked her about it. I do not know what was said between them, but within days, I was being threatened to stay away from Sara and not to give her unwanted advice. Ali even went on to say that I would have to face dire consequences if I did not do as he demanded and would end up throwing me out of the industry.”
Enraged with the threat Madhura adds, “Who does he think he
is to say that he will throw me out of the industry? I am an international model and
the ambassador for many international brands. I have just started my career as
an actor. I did not make any statements that he has a very minimum bank balance or whatsoever and let me tell you, media
have just misquoted me here. In fact, when such things came out, I immediately
messaged Ali saying sorry and that it was a mere misunderstanding. But he did
not accept it and replied with another threat.”
Ali, on the other hand, had a completely different story to share about the dispute, as he says, “Madhura is just looking to get her self-publicity done. I have a big group of friends and Madhura has always tried to get into my group. None of my friends can stand her and we avoid her. She got her roles in Amber Dhara and Kumkum because of me. Instead of being grateful, she is ill advising my girlfriend. Moreover, even if media has misquoted her, she did not do anything to clarify it. It is just a case of self-publicity and there is nothing more to it. And I never ever threatened her. In fact, she was the one who said she would go and speak to the media about the everything. She has called me umpteen number of times and my friends are witnesses to her calls and her proposals.”
So, what's the truth behind it? Is it a publicity gimmick or do we have a woman in love scorned? We'll let you be the judge of that!!!
Reporter: Ranjini Nair