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Ali Merchant comes clean

entertainment Updated: Nov 14, 2010 14:36 IST
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Hindustan Times
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After a much-hyped TV wedding with fiancée Sara Khan, actor Ali Merchant is now out of the

Bigg Boss

house, and in the eye of the storm.



The actor, who had gone as a guest on the show, is miffed with Sara’s parents for kicking up a controversy after they said that the two are already married. “Sara does not get along with her parents because they are not concerned about her. She supports her family financially. I know them only as Sara’s parents, so I’m not concerned either,” he says.



Reacting to their accusation that he is after Sara’s money, Ali says, “There is nothing of that sort. I come from an affluent family. I have my own business, and I have done 15-20 TV shows.”



Sara-Ali

As for reports that the two were already married back in 2008, Ali retorts, “Why would we marry again? We were engaged, and the pictures being circulated are from that ceremony.”



He also denies that the channel paid the couple Rs 50 lakh. “We don’t need to do this for money or publicity,” he says.