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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

'Infidelity is just an escape route'

Says Ajay Devgn, two-episode host of Emotional Atyachaar 3; believes cheating spouses should be counselled, not punished.

tv Updated: Jun 10, 2011 19:55 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Ajay Devgn is back on Emotional Atyachaar. This time, as co-host for two consecutive episodes of the on UTV Bindaas show. “I’ve been on the show once and I quite liked the format,” he says. “I wanted to come back and given the limited time that I had, I decided on a two episode involvement.”

The actor, along with Pravesh Rana, the model who hosted the previous season too, will be seen helping aggrieved men and women who feel their partners have cheated on them or doubt they can be trusted. So, has Ajay caught anyone cheating? And did he punish the unfaithful one?

“This is quite sensitive. I don’t think this situation merits punishment. And if it is so, then I don’t think I’m the authorised person to do so,” he argues, pointing out that such situations arise when something is lacking in the relationship. “The two involved should sort things out. If people confide in me, and if I figure it out by some means, I would rather take the counselling route as opposed to punishment,” says Ajay Devgan.

Ajay, married to actor Kajol for over a decade, also believes that infidelity is on the rise in urban India. “It takes a lot to build a relationship. If people are faltering, then it’s time to rethink the strengths of the relationship. Infidelity is just an escape route,” he states.

The father of two adds, “Our parents knew that this was the one person they’d have to spend their life with. It was simple,” says Ajay, adding that personal and professional pressures force the youth to look for escape routes. “There’s so much stress — right from school — that people turn towards infidelity or substance abuse.”Would Ajay like to return for season four? “If I do, you’ll find out,” says Ajay. “Let’s cross the bridge when we’re at it.”

First Published: Jun 08, 2011 13:48 IST

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