Sonali Bendre is one of the successful Bollywood actresses. He made his debut in 1994 with Aag and has since appeared in several films such as Major Saab (1998), Zakhm (1998), Sarfarosh (1999), Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999) to name a few. Did you know that she was once linked to Suniel Shetty? Scroll down to find out more.
Sonali and Suniel worked together on many films in the 1990s. The two shared screen space in films such as Rakshak, Takkar, and Sapoot. Their on-screen chemistry was greatly appreciated and loved by the audience. Rumors about their off-screen romance soon began to circulate.
The rumors of their romance came at a time when Suniel Shetty was married to Mana Shetty and Sonali Bendre was single. During a conversation with Stardust, the actress revealed how the rumors affected her friendship and their lives. She said: “Yes, the tension has crept between Suniel and me. Initially, we both laughed at the rumors. It was a lot of fun… But after a while, it stopped being fun. It started to affect our personal lives and all of a sudden it just didn’t seem like fun anymore. “
Sonali Bendre later said: “I don’t know how it has affected Suniel’s personal life because I haven’t discussed it with him. But I can talk about my personal life and how it has affected me. And mind you, I’m single and I don’t have to be accountable to anyone. So I can imagine how much it must have affected Suniel’s personal life, being a married man. “
Sonali Bendre further revealed how a stranger called her posing as Suniel Shetty and asked her to run away. She said: “You know, people don’t understand that it’s not funny when you get a call at two in the evening and some idiot on the line says, ‘This is Sunil Shetty. Come, run away with me, run away with me. It’s not funny when anyone you meet, even a stranger, gets up and asks, “Are you really having an affair with Sunil Shetty?” It’s not funny that people come and ask my sister in college, “Is your sister involved with Sunil?”
Sonali also said, “Some relatives come and tell my parents, ‘Now that you’re getting the money you want, you wouldn’t mind if your daughter is doing something with any hero.’ Talking how this affects me. I hate when people talk like that. I really get mad. “
Sonali Bendre recalled an awkward photoshoot and how much the rumors affected them. She said: “One time Sunil and I were doing this photoshoot and everyone was saying ‘Oh, they’re so comfortable with each other.’ Why can’t we be two good role models doing what we’re supposed to do? At one point, we even began to be aware of it. Recently when we were filming, the shot required us to hug. And I kept walking away and Sunil refused to touch me. There was a distance of a foot between us. And that’s when we both realized how much these rumors had affected us. And we talked seriously about what we should do. “
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