Bigg Boss OTT: Raqesh Bapat Reacts To His Ex-Wife Ridhi Dogra For Being Happy For Him And Shamita Shetty, “I Will Be Happy If She Finds Somebody”
Raqesh Bapat found solace once again in Shamita Shetty during his participation at Bigg Boss OTT. For those who are unaware Raqesh was earlier married to Ridhi Dogra for eight years before they parted ways amicably in 2019. They are still on good terms with each other. Ridhi had earlier opened up on his growing closeness with Shamita and said she is happy if he is.
Now in an interview with Hindustan Times, he had revealed that he had talked to his ex-wife Ridhi Dogra before going to Bigg Boss OTT and after coming out. He also called her to wish her on her birthday and said, “All is good. She really liked my journey and said I really played well”.
He had further talked about Ridhi approving his bond with Shamita and said, “She would be happy if I am with somebody and likewise, I will be happy if she finds somebody. Because at the end of it, we are two individuals, it’s water under the bridge now. We are two mature people and whatever decisions we have made so far were our own, we dealt with it maturely and we came out of it with flying colours.”
He had further added, “There is no bad blood at all, there is too much of respect still. And I will be happiest if she finds love in her life back and she is happy and the going is great for her. I will be elated if something like this happens. Like she is too, so yeah, it is all good.”
Talking about his relationship status with Shamita Shetty he said, “Status quo, actually. I wanted to know her better outside the house because when you are on a reality show, you are obviously not completely open. There is a personal life and public life to each one of us. I want to explore the personal life, I want to know her better because knowing her on a show is very different from knowing her personally in the outside world.”
He said that he doesn’t want to rush into a relationship and it is too soon to put a label on it. “Before giving it any kind of name, this bond, we would like to know each other better. Let’s see, que sera sera. I don’t want to rush into anything and I am sure she also feels the same,” said Raqesh.
Raqesh had further said that they both are really fond of each other, “We cannot cheat our feelings, especially on a reality show like this, because you are tested all the time. Shamita and I were genuinely fond of each other. In a house like that, you are put in situations and you always need each other’s support. That was a genuine feeling, whatever was shown.”
He said that he is a person who believes in kisses and hugs and added, “I am a person who hugs and kisses, I am a very cuddly person. It was genuine from my side and her side also. It was a comfort zone, it wasn’t at all made up. I am sure a lot of people also feel that it was genuine. There is a small segment of the audience that feels that it was fake but it’s okay, it doesn’t matter, I know what was going on and it was pure.”