Raqesh Bapat and Shamita Shetty joined an Instagram live on Sunday, where the duo answered fan questions. One of the fans asked, Raqesh, who has an artistic side, about where he would visualize Shamita if he had to paint her.
“That is a very naughty question, by the way. I think I would like to paint her standing by the beach, with the sea in front of her and the breeze brushing through her hair, maybe a flowy dress. I think I would like to capture her on the sand, looking at the sea,” he said, leaving Shamita impressed. “Awww, that’s beautiful,” she replied.
When asked Shamita what she finds attractive about Raqesh. “For me, it was Raqesh’s simplicity. That is what attracted me to him,” she said.
Towards the end of the session, Raqesh gave their fans a surprise. While the two seemed to have joined the live session from different locations, he revealed that they were actually together.
One user asked if they stay together. “No,” Shamita said, as she burst out laughing. “Right now, we are for the interview. Nothing beyond that,” he added.
Raqesh and Shamita developed feelings for each other on Bigg Boss OTT. However, they are not in a relationship yet. In an interview with a leading daily, he said, “Before giving it any kind of name, this bond, we would like to know each other better. Let’s see, que sera sera. I don’t want to rush into anything and I am sure she also feels the same.”
Further, he also responded to those who feel that his connection with Shamita was just for the controversial show. “We cannot cheat our feelings, especially on a reality show like this, because you are tested all the time. Shamita and I were genuinely fond of each other. In a house like that, you are put in situations and you always need each other’s support. That was a genuine feeling, whatever was shown,” the actor said.