Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Abhishek Awasthi, known as Rakhi Sawant's boyfriend, is in no mood to compromise this time after their recent breakup and blames people around her for the situation.
'They were doing it (instigating) all the time. People enjoy breaking up relationships, not building them,' Abhishek told IANS.
Early this year too they broke up, but then Abhishek patched up with Rakhi at the time. However, this time he is no mood to compromise.
'In love you shouldn't compromise beyond a point. The more you compromise the more you're mistreated,' said Abhishek.
But he refused to say anything against his ex-girlfriend.
'She has been with me for three years, given me some golden moments that will remain with me for my lifetime. Those three years will remain precious to me.
'Yes, the last two months have been unfortunate. I was totally misunderstood. I was doing a daily soap and I had no time to attend to her calls. Anyway my first serial Tony & Deya Singh's 'Jugni Chali Jalandhar' is getting a very good response.'
Q: Why this bitter parting?
A: Destiny. It was very harsh. Whatever happens happens for the best.
Q: Why is Rakhi so bitter?
A: I've no idea what's in her mind. There's a communication gap between us. She's doing her own thing. I'm also busy trying to make my own career. I want to devote all my time to work so that I can make some progress. Yes, there were complications between us. We weren't talking much lately. I wasn't giving her time. I wish she had confidence in me and not listened to loose talk about my character.
Q: But you must've done something to hurt her?
A: No nothing. I've never done anything to hurt her.
Q: Do you now resent being known as Rakhi Sawant's boyfriend?
A: Yes, to a great extent I am known as her boyfriend. But my work lately has proved I'm not just someone's boyfriend. I am Abhishek Awasthi.
Q: Whenever we saw you, it was only with her.
A: I've supported her a lot. I was like a wall between her and the world. No one could reach her without crossing me.
Q: Were you also working as her manager?
A: No, never. She has a manager to handle her work. But I was there to make sure no harm was done to her.
Q: She says she doesn't want to say anything because families are involved?
A: She's saying this after saying it all. If it comes to speaking out I could also say a lot of things. I don't need to clear my name. She has been with me for three years, given me some golden moments that will remain with me for my lifetime.
Q: Do you think someone has instigated her against you?
A: Oh yes. They were doing it all the time. People enjoy breaking up relationships, not building them.
Q: When did you part?
A: A month back. Now I stay in my own flat in Malad.
A: Ummmm. I'm very happy to be alone. Really.
Q: You've split a number of times and come together again. How do we take you seriously this time?
A: Not a number of times. A few times. And I took the help of media last time (at Valentine's Day). I wanted to set an example for other couples who have differences and who have a chance of patching up. I also wanted to show the world how much I loved Rakhi. People turned that into a joke. And the damage done then was more to my family than me. That's why I'm keeping quiet now. I don't want to talk about this any more.
Q: What is the lesson that you've learnt?
A: In love you shouldn't compromise beyond a point. The more you compromise the more you're mistreated.
Q: Any regrets?
A: Regrets for what? Those three years will remain precious to me. Yes, the last two months have been unfortunate. I was totally misunderstood. I was doing a daily soap and I had no time to attend to her calls. Anyway my first serial Tony & Deya Singh's 'Jugni Chali Jalandhar' is getting a very good response.
Q: Afraid to step into the world without Rakhi Sawant?
A: Look, if I wasn't talented I wouldn't have got any work.