Link-up rumors are indeed the most constant thing in the entertainment industry and the small-screen especially is no different. Over the years, many on-screen couples have rumored to be dating each other and while at times, it has been true, there have been plenty instances where it hasn't. Recently, actor Nyra Banerjee was the victim of unanticipated trolls by the fans of actors Nishant Malkani and Kanika Mann.
It so happened that Banerjee, who plays the lead in the show Rakshabandhan alongside Malkani was accused of 'crowding' Malkani and Mann's relationship. As known, Malkani and Mann played the lead pair in Guddan: Tumse Na Ho Payega and while they have been constantly rumored to date each other, they have denied the same and state they are great friends with each other.
And now that Banerjee was accused of the same as well, she has gone on to refute these link-up rumors and assured that they are just good friends.
Banerjee told ETimes TV, “It’s been two months of non-stop trolling by people, who do not know the difference between real and reel life. They need to know that Nishant and I are just doing a show together. I don’t care about being trolled as it’s become a part of life. I recently shared a screenshot of a comment posted by a troll who accused me of coming in between Nishant and Kanika on my Instagram account. Whenever I get cheap comments, I share those as my story. It’s my way of giving them a befitting reply.”
Talking about her actual equation with Malkani, she said, “My equation with Nishu (Nishant) is really cool. We’ve been friends for a long time. We had worked on a film six years ago. Since then, we have shared a great bond. We have a lot in common. I am happy that he is my co-actor again.”
On his side, Malkani said, “Nyra, Kanika and I are friends. It is a norm for fans to dislike an actor sharing a great equation with one-half of their favourite pair. Our followers assume us to be a couple because we are working together, make a lot of reels and shoot pictures together for the show. There isn’t anything serious, it’s all in good spirit.”
He insisted that he is single saying, “I am single and that will be my status for quite some time because I am focusing on my work (smiles). I don’t have time to date anyone. I have heard rumours about me dating Kanika, but the fact is that we are neighbours, best friends and spend a lot of time together. So, people tend to think that we are a couple. But we aren’t dating. I am not someone who will hide a relationship.”