Actor Priyank Sharma has responded to rumors about the relationship with his girlfriend, VJ Benafsha Soonawalla being in trouble. Some reports suggested that the couple had broken up and some news reports even asserted that the actor cheated on her.
Both of them were contestants in the Big Boss season 11 and they got close on the show. They announced their relationship last year through Instagram posts after claiming to be just friends for a long time. They have been together for about three and a half years.
Speaking to an interview with RJ Siddharth Kannan, when Priyank Sharma was asked about the rumors that he was cheating on Benafsha Soonawalla and their breakup, he told “Things have been fine. Every couple has their ups and downs, I believe. That’s a part of the entire relationship. If you are holding yourself very strongly, I believe you can surpass from anything you feel like. Woh tumhare upar hai, kitna effort daal rahe ho (It depends on how much effort you put in)”.
Priyank added that during the time of the rumors, he was approached by number of reporters and queried if he was still with Benafsha. He said, “But till the time that I am not wanting to announce or maybe not wanting to tell, why to just cook up any kind of story for no reason? So that’s why me and Ben stopped posting our pictures also. Nazar thodi si lagne lag gayi thi. Humne rok diya (Our relationship was attracting the evil eye, we stopped it)”.
Speaking to a leading daily last year, Priyank told that although he and Benafsha were drawn to each other during the time of Big Boss 11, they started dating much later only. He added that “We developed feelings for each other, but didn’t want to make any commitment without being sure. Once out in the real world, we spent a lot of time together and realised that we were in love”.