We all marveled at the stupendous performance of Rubina Dilaik and Avinash Sachdev on Zee TV's Rishtey Awards 2010. But few of us are aware of the private battle Rubina had to struggle with, so she can complete the act as per her commitment.
A little birdie present at the venue tells us, "Just hours before Rubina's performance, she got a call informing her about the demise of one of her cousins. This broke her heart and naturally became a cause of concern for the channel and event organizers. Seeing that they cannot arrange for a last minute replacement, Rubina took the decision to complete her act."
The source goes on, "Rubina held herself together until she completed the act and as soon as it was over she broke down backstage. The crew had already made arrangements for her early exit and so Rubina could leave immediately. However, it was sad that Rubina couldn't even afford to wait until the declarations of the category in which she got nominated were announced."
We didn't want to disturb Rubina while she is grieving her personal loss, so we spoke to Avinash Sachdev who says, "Yes, it's true that she got a phone call to inform her about her cousin's demise. I would not like to comment further because it's a very personal incident for Rubina and it wouldn't be right for me to talk more on it."
We express our condolence to Rubina and the bereaved family.
Reporter and Author: Susan Jose