Raqesh Bapat is currently hitting headlines through his stint in Bigg Boss OTT and his connection with co-contestant Shamita Shetty. The Tum Bin fame has been tagged as the confused contestant in the house as he is often spotted juggling between Divya and Shamita.
Going with the theme of the house, #StayConnected, Shamita chose Raqesh as her connection. The duo developed a special bond inside the house. However, from the past few days, their connection witnessed a rough patch.
Recently, Bigg Boss former contestant Kashmera Shah took a dig at the blooming relationship between Raqesh and Shamit. Taking it to Twitter, Kashmera shared a glimpse of the Sunday Ka Vaar episode featuring Shamita, Raqesh and Divya. She tweeted. “Congratulations @RaQesh19, you are on your way to becoming a henpecked husband again.”
Raqesh’s ex-wife Ridhi Dogra got upset with her tweet and slammed Kashmera for the same. Replying to her tweet, she wrote, “Again!? Excuse me. Kindly don’t make loose comments. Peace out.”
Earlier, Raqesh had opened up to Shamita Shetty about his divorce from Ridhi Dogra. He had said that the decision to part away from Ridhi has deeply affected his life. So, let’s take at what exactly went wrong between Raqesh Bapat and Ridhi Dogra.
Raqesh Bapat and Ridhi Dogra’s love story:
For those who don’t know, Raqesh and Ridhi first met on the sets of TV series, Seven, shoot for Yash Raj Films. They then met again on the sets of Maryada-Lekin Kab Tak and became friends. The duo hit it off within few days and fell in love with each other. In an old interview, Ridhi had said that their first scene in Maryada was an intimate scene on a bed and they broke the bed. They laughed it off and became really good friends.
Talking about their relationship in an old interview, Raqesh had said that the basic foundation of their relationship was friendship. At her sister’s suggestion, Raqesh asked Ridhi to marry him.
The couple got hitched on May 29, 2011, in an intimate wedding. The power couple participated in Nach Baliye 6 in 2013 and their love story garnered them a huge fan base. However, after 7 years of marital bliss, the couple ended their marriage in 2019. Before getting a divorce, they both were living separately.
Raqesh and Ridhi both released a joint statement that was published by Hindustan Times. The statement read as, “Yes, we are living separately. This decision has been taken with mutual respect and care for each other and our families. We are two best friends who may not be a couple anymore. But our friendship will continue as it always has, through thick and thin. Appreciate if no further speculation is made and heartfelt gratitude to everyone for all the love you have always given us.”
On the work front, Ridhi Dogra was last seen in Sahir Raza’s web series The Married Woman co-starring Monica Dogra in the leas role. Raqesh on other hand was seen in the romantic thriller film Forever in 2019 and he is currently a top 6 contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss OTT.