NEW DELHI: In spite of the huge age difference, their link-up stories still refuse to die down. Yes, we are talking about rumoured lovebirds Manish Raisinghan and Avika Gor. After rising to fame with the character of 'Anandi' in 'Balika Vadhu', Avika became part of another Colors' show 'Sasural Simar Ka' and since then stories of affair with her co-star Manish Raisinghan began surfacing across media.
Avika was just 13 when she met Manish (32) on the sets of the show. Their sizzling chemistry became talk of the town and gradually their camaraderie was visible in real-life as well. The duo was spotted together at various occasions but they didn't let rumours bog them down. Even after quitting the show, their friendship remained the same. In fact we should say that it has grown stronger day by day.
Recently while speaking to Times Of India, the duo spoke their heart out on their alleged relationship. Manish said, "The gossip affected me in the beginning and I was stupid enough to maintain a distance from Avika. I became conscious and irritable during that phase. The rumour made me sick. But later, I realised that if my intentions are clear, why should I treat her any differently? I have never dated her; she is almost half my age. We are compatible, but I have never seen her that way. Anyway, such loose talks don't affect me anymore and we meet for work now".
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Slaming the rumours, Avika said,"Manish is a just few years younger than my father, so there is no scope for any romantic involvement. We share a unique bond of friendship, which is inexplicable. It is based on understanding, respect, honesty and maturity. We are BFFs and he is a strong support system".
When asked whether she was disturbed by such media reports, the 'Balika Vadhu' actress said, "I was affected by it. In fact, we reduced the rehearsal time on the set to avoid more speculations. A few people even suggested that I tie him a rakhi to convince everyone. But then, we realised that we can't let these rumours affect our equation. We stopped caring about what people said or wrote".