Avika Gor and Manish Raisighan developed a special bond while shooting for Sasural Simar Ka (2011). The on-screen husband-wife became thick friends and people assumed that they are in a relationship, despite the age gap. Avika and Manish went on to collaborate on many others projects, including short films. Now, in a recent interview, Avika spoke about her relationship with Manish and addressed rumours of having a secret child with him.
The actress told, "There were articles like humne bachcha chhupa ke rakha hai. We are very close, even now. He’ll always have a very important space in my life. In my journey from the age of 13 till now, he has been the closest friend that I’ve ever had." Avika shared that such rumours did affect her friendship with Manish and they didn't talk to each other for months. Later, when rumours refused to die, they chose to ignore them and not allow them to affect their bonding.
Avika further shared that she learnt a lot from Manish, who is almost her father's age. "I’ve learned so much from him. He’s 18 years older than me, by the way. When I saw how he keeps the child within him alive, it is a big thing to learn. Even now when people ask me if anything was happening between us, I’m like ‘yaar, mere papa se thoda chhota hai who," Avika added.
Manish tied the knot with his Ek Shringaar-Swabhiman co-star Sangeita Chauhaan on June 30, 2020. Avika is in a stable relationship with Roadies fame Milind Chandwani.
(Source: Siddharth Kanan Interview)