Sometimes, a statement made loosely about someone can have an adverse effect on their lives. A case in point is Abhishek Awasthi, who is living separately from his wife, Ankita Goswami, a chef by profession. The two tied the knot in 2018 and soon realised that they were incompatible. They are now headed for a divorce. But it’s not just incompatibility that marred the marriage. A statement made by his ex, Rakhi Sawant, on Bigg Boss 14, too, further messed things up between Abhishek and Ankita. In one of the episodes of the reality show, Rakhi told co-contestant Rahul Vaidya that Abhishek cheated on her with a friend. Abhishek had called those allegations baseless.
Recently, while talking about the impact the statement had on his marriage, he told us, “Unn logo ka bhi bada haath raha hai hamare jhagdon mein. When Rakhi Sawant spoke about me on Bigg Boss, it led to a lot of chaos in my personal life. Ankita had several questions for me after that episode aired. Kaafi impact pada tha. Kisi ka kuchh bhi bina soche samjhe keh dena national TV par can be damaging. One should be mindful of the impact a casual statement can have on another person’s life. People shouldn’t misuse their freedom just because the other person isn’t present to clarify his stand. I don’t want to stoop to such levels.”
The actor is focused on his work at the moment. He said, “I am in the best phase of my career. I am getting great offers and quite busy with work. That’s all I ever wished for. I am glad everything is falling into place professionally.”