In a surprising revelation, Bollywood actress Ameesha Patel recently opened up about the adverse effects of publicly discussing her relationship with filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, suggesting that it significantly impacted her career. The duo had been romantically involved for several years before eventually parting ways. Speculations arose when Vikram ended his relationship with Sushmita Sen, and soon after, he reportedly started dating Ameesha during the filming of Ankahee in 2006. Unfortunately, their love story didn't have a fairytale ending, as reports suggest they split just before the release of Vikram's film 1920 in 2008.
Ameesha Patel candidly spoke about how speaking openly about her relationship had severe repercussions on her personal and professional life. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, she expressed her frustration, saying, "In this industry, honesty is not appreciated, and I'm someone who wears my heart on my sleeve. That has been the biggest setback for me. Both my public relationships had a detrimental impact on my career. For more than a decade, I consciously distanced myself from men, seeking only peace in my life."ALSO READ: Ameesha Patel recalls Sanjay Leela Bhansali's advice telling her to 'retire' post Gadar
The actress went on to reveal the challenges she faced in her professional life due to her relationship status, statin that in the industry, a single woman is seen as more appealing to both colleagues and audiences. They believe that being single or dating a fellow industry superstar only benefits your career. However in her case, it worked against her.
Vikram Bhatt, on the other hand, has shared his perspective on their relationship in past interviews. In a 2017 interview he clarified that he had never intended to marry Ameesha. Meanwhile Ameesha is making waves as she is all set to get back on the big screens with her much anticipated release 'Gadar: the katha continues' along with Sunny Deol that will hit the big screens on 11th August.ALSO READ: Opening day clash: 'Gadar 2' rakes in an estimated 38 Cr, while 'OMG 2' stays still with 9.5 Cr