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Actors Anshul Pandey and Priyanka Udhwani first met on the sets of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai back in 2014 and what began with friendship turned into a love story where they started dating a year later.
But after being together with six years, the couple has ended their relationship. It was Udhwani took the call as she accused him of cheating on her while Pandey denied these allegations.
Talking about it with ETimes TV, Udhwani said, “I had my first vaccine jab last week and was down with high fever. He left the house at 7 pm and told me that he would be back in a couple of hours. However, he returned only the next evening. I learnt about his whereabouts through his Instagram stories and realised that he was with a girl. I decided to end the relationship and posted about the same on my social media page.” She adds, “Soon a couple of girls sent me messages informing me about how he had tried to hit on them. They said they didn’t tell me earlier because they assumed that we were happy together.”
He added, “This has been happening for a long time. I finally reached a stage where I had to take a stand for myself. I didn’t believe people when they told me about Anshul and was foolish in love. He is a toxic person and caused a lot of negativity in my life. After breaking up, I feel happy and liberated. I want to come out of this as a happy and strong person.”
On his side, Pandey said, “I don’t like to discuss my personal life, but if Priyanka is accusing me of cheating on her, then it’s wrong. One should say these things with validation and not just to put the other person down. If we came as far as six years together, I am sure there must have been more mental happiness than emotional exhaustion. The irony is she hasn’t even spoken to me about this. We shouldn’t make assumptions.”
He added, “Priyanka is free to say what she wishes. But it’s wrong to accuse me of cheating. She knew about my plans. I put her to bed and told her to rest. She knew about the friend I was visiting. I even told her to call me if she felt weak. Strangely, Priyanka wasn’t there for me when I got my jab and was unwell. We had had a fight then and she didn’t even want to be around me. It’s easy to say that I was partying with other girls, but one should take into account that there were three guys there as well. Why not ask me about it instead of putting up something that’s convenient to her on social media? She can fight with me, leave for Goa and be unreachable for weeks — how is that okay?”
He concluded saying when asked if he has tried to reach her, he said, “I can’t reach out to somebody who has blocked me everywhere. I don’t even know what went wrong.”