Bigg Boss OTT: Raqesh Bapat gives Shamita Shetty foot massage, opens up about separation from Ridhi Dogra and anxiety issues


Bigg Boss OTT contestants Shamita Shetty and Raqesh Bapat a.k.a ShaRa or RaqSha have a separate fan base. They became each other's connection for the show on the premiere night and after initial hiccups, they are bonding well. Just as fans assumed something is cooking between them, Raqesh's gestures like waking Shamita up with a kiss on her hand and even giving her a relaxing foot massage added fuel to the buzz. During the live feed of Bigg Boss OTT, fans noticed Raqesh and Shamita spend some time together, away from the chatter in the house.  

Raqesh confided in Shamita and spoke about his life like never before. The actor opened up about his separation from his former wife Ridhi Dogra and shared that he has had anxiety issues. Raqesh, who had emotional moments in the house remembering his father, told Shamita that his death affected him badly. He further added that when he couldn't sleep for two weeks at a stretch, his mother got worried. He told Shamita, "I was on the verge of breaking."


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Ridhi and Raqesh tied the knot in 2011. After eight years of marriage, they announced their separation in 2019 in a joint statement.

In a recent episode, Raqesh was heard telling Shamita in a task, "Ek connection banna shuru hua humara. Aaj abhi iss level par pohocha hai connection humara ki ek maturity ke saath hum cheezon ko dekhte hai, ek understanding hai ek doosre ki taraf. Ek sense of belonging jise kehte hai woh shayad tumhare saath ho raha hai mera."

(Source: Inputs from Hindustan Times)