I married only for publicity: Ali Merchant
Television actor Ali Mercchant has confessed that marrying actor Sara Khan was the biggest mistake of his life. Ali, who has worked in shows such as Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, Amber Dhara and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai, had a nikaah with fellow TV actor Sara Khan (of Sapna Babul Ka ... Bidaai fame) in an episode of reality show Bigg Boss season 4 in November 2010.
The two separated within days of the much-hyped marriage, fuelling reports that they did it for money. Now, Ali admits that he did it for publicity.
“I got married on TV for publicity. Anyone in my place would have done that,” he said on a soon-to-be-aired episode of reality show Sach Ka Saamna.
“Getting into Bigg Boss and then marrying Sara were the biggest mistakes of my career. Actually, being in relationship with her is my biggest regret.” He says he has nothing to do with her now. “It was not a registered marriage but was done as per the Muslim law.
The separation according to the Muslim law has happened. She is past now.”
Sara lashes out: “I’ve taken enough from Ali for four years. He is using me for publicity. That marriage may be for publicity for him, but not for me.”