Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) TV actor Rohit Roy doesn't know whether to laugh or cry about allegations that he tried to pinch actress Diya Mirza's derriere in a swimming pool.
'I don't want to paint myself as a saint. But I do pride myself with a more suave temperament. I've never in my life resorted to such cheap gimmicks. I didn't pinch anyone when I was in college. Why would I do it now when I'm happily married and with a daughter,' Rohit told IANS.
Apparently, Rohit's mother was very upset by the story.
'It isn't a very nice thing to say about any decent man. Diya is a dear friend of my wife and me. I'd have laughed off the whole thing, but for the fact that it's embarrassing to me and my family to hear such things.'
Rohit says he's shy of amorous behaviour even on screen.
'For my new film 'Mittal Versus Mittal' I had to do some really graphic love scenes. I'm thankful to my co-star Rituparna Sengupta for putting me at ease. I'd have never managed otherwise.
'When the director Karan Razdan narrated the theme I was like, 'Dude this ain't me'. But then I realised there are so many aspects to life and gender relationships. If I get choosy I'd limit myself as an actor.'
He has just finished shooting with his wife Manasi Joshi for the first time in Sanjay Gupta's 'Alibaug'.
'She's one co-star I don't mind losing scenes to. I always tell her, you're the actor I'm the star. Between us we cover the entire gamut.'