MUMBAI: These days, television actors Mohit Abrol and Mansi Srivastava are making headlines for not so right reasons. The duo was in a relationship for eight years. They parted ways seven months ago.
Mohit, who acted in shows like Balika Vadhu, Swaragini and Porus, did not comment on their break-up all these months, but he recently shocked everyone by posting a message on his Instagram, stating how difficult the last few months have been for him, while Mansi has moved on in life. He also accused her of cheating on him previously with her Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se co-actor Arhaan Behll. The post even mentioned that Mansi is now dating photographer Kapil Tejwani. However, the post was pulled down the same day and later Mohit went on to state that his account was hacked.
Speaking about the split, Mohit told BT, “I don’t know what went wrong between Mansi and me. We were engaged, and she didn’t even tell me that she had decided to call it off. I even tried to approach her and her friends to make sense of things. We lived together for eight years and I deserved an explanation. All I wanted was closure from her, which I never got. I got to know recently that she has already moved on and is dating a guy, while I have been suffering. These past few months have been extremely difficult.”
Mohit has now decided to quit acting and relocate to Delhi. He shared, “For me, Mumbai is Mansi. Heartbroken, I am leaving the city for now. I need to be away, as this city holds many memories of us together. We are both from Delhi and I came to Mumbai for her. I had no intention of becoming an actor. I did everything for her. I have now lost faith in love.”
On the other hand, Mansi, who is known for soaps like Sasural Simar Ka and Ishqbaaaz, told the daily, “First, I am a self-made girl and am proud of it. I won’t let anyone snatch that away from me. It’s sad that these days people’s characters are judged upon social media ranting, allegations are made and judgement is passed. I have always maintained a dignified silence on this topic and will do so in the future, too. If moving on after a break-up is cheating in Mohit’s dictionary, then I’m an illiterate! Just because somebody ends a relationship, it doesn’t mean you go all out to destroy the one you said you loved immensely. A couple doesn’t decide to end their relationship without any reason. I would advise everyone to find their significant other wisely, who respects you and your family, and is loyal. Reality is actually way different from how it is portrayed. I don’t want to comment on his disloyalties or temper. He can paint me with whatever colour he wants, black or grey. He might choose to pose as a victim and earn sympathy, but I prefer to live with self-respect. I am hurt that I have to give a statement like this and have to defend myself for things I haven’t done.”
When the daily asked her if she has indeed moved on in life with Kapil Tejwani, she said, “He is not the reason why things didn’t work out between Mohit and me. It will be wrong to blame a third person if we couldn’t make things work out between us. As of now, I can say that I am thankful to my friends and family for their support in these difficult times. As far as Kapil is concerned, we have just started knowing each other and it’s too early to say anything. Mohit and I had been facing issues since last year, which is why I finally broke up in January.”