Shweta Tiwari was in the news recently for her divorce from actor Raja Chaudhary. She even celebrated the decision with her boyfriend Abhinav Kohli at a grand party. We talk to him about the divorce, his relationship and life with Shweta.
How are you feeling now that Shweta’s
divorce is final?
Shweta Tiwari was the winner of Biggboss last season.
It’s a relief and we are both very happy that it has come through. It has paved the way for our relationship to go further. It was long overdue; the divorce case has been on for five and half years, preceded by seven years of a traumatic marriage.
You have been dating for over three years and been a pillar of strength for Shweta.
When you love someone you are there for them, no matter what. It’s natural for me to be with her all the time. I never thought that she would fall for me, so when we started dating, it was a big surprise. She’s my girl and protecting her from any harm is my duty.
Did you feel that you were competing with her for fame?
Many actor-couples have such misunderstandings. I don’t mix my personal and professional lives, so there are no such issues. She is a bigger star, there’s no doubt about it. But when it comes to our personal relationship, we are equals. It doesn’t bother me that she gets more attention professionally. I am a smaller actor compared to her and I know I cannot compete with her professionally.
Is it true that you are planning a December wedding.
Yes, we thought about it, but her brother is in England and won’t be able to make it, so we are thinking of another month. Shweta didn’t have a proper ceremony at her last wedding and this is my first, so both of us want all the rituals, ceremonies and a proper Punjabi wedding.
Rumour is that you are in a live-in relationship and also that you are secretly married.
That’s not true. We would never get married without a final divorce. As for living together, I have my house in Lokhandwala and she has hers in Malad. There are days when I do stay over but not daily. Yes, when she was in Bigg Boss, I did stay with her family, as she wanted someone she could trust to take care of her daughter.