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Anup reacts to wedding pic with Jasleen

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The Times Of India
10th October, 2020 15:52 IST

Bigg Boss 12 contestants Jasleen Matharu and Anup Jalota 's chemistry inside the house got tongues wagging but both of them denied having any romantic inclination towards each other and instead said, 'we are just guru-shishya'. However, Papa Kesar Matharu claimed that he was quite fed up of the public taking his daughter and Jalota to be a couple and had gone on record to say that the film Ye Meri Student Hai is specifically being made to clear the air that his daughter is not in a relationship with the ghazal maestro. Cut to yesterday, Jalota's marriage pictures with Jasleen from the sets of their upcoming film went viral, creating a stir if the two have got married to each other.

Well, ETimes TV spoke to Jalota last evening who, contrary to Papa Matharu's perspective, said that he agreed to be a part of Ye Meri Student Hai to only make money. "I have been paid very well to act in it. Jasleen's dad's thinking might be different, but I am clear that I am not doing this film to clear people's doubts. When I have not been in love with Jasleen, how can I marry her? And let people speculate whatever they want. I am not going to scream and drive my point home. So, I am clear that I have done this film to only earn good money. Anything wrong with that?"

Nothing wrong with that but we asked Jalota upfront that did he expect Ye Meri Student Hai (produced and directed by Kesar Matharu) to nail it in the theatres? Replied Jalota, "Why not? It has a good story. And let me also tell you that at no stage in the film have we had any track that Jasleen and my characters are having an affair and anybody is doubting it. So I really don't know why Mr Kesar Matharu holds a viewpoint that the film has been made to convey that Jasleen and I are not together."

The conversation drifted towards Dr Abhinit Gupta , the Bhopal-based doctor who Jalota had recommended as Jasleen's husband. "That didn't work out. Their kundlis did not match." Was Jasleen heartbroken, since she had fallen in love with that man? "Hmmm..., but I spoke to her on the phone and after that, she was fine," Jalota says, hinting that a certain amount of consolation had to be provided to Jasleen.

But would that situation have arisen if Jalota had been a little more guarded and not tried to create the match in question because Dr Gupta is fighting a messy divorce with his wife? Jalota clarified, "Jasleen was okay about that aspect of Dr Gupta."

Jalota went on to say that he has been receiving several messages on his phone congratulating him on marrying Jasleen, after the first look pictures of Ye Meri Student Hai broke out. "I have been telling them Aapko bhi mubarak ho," Jalota said.

But won't that be sending out wrong signals? Doesn't it hint in some way that he has married Jasleen? Jalota laughed, "What else do I tell people who believe forwarded messages and misconstrue whatever they see online? Those who're clearly asking if Jasleen and I have got married to each other, I am definitely telling them a clear 'No'."

To conclude, we asked Jalota upfront if he would have married Jasleen if he had been, say, 35 years old today.

Hypothetical question alright, but Jalota shot back, "Not at all. I wouldn't have married her." And why may we ask?

Said Jalota, "Her modern and glamorous dressing wouldn't have been appreciated in my family culture." Is he saying that he doesn't approve of women dressing up in a modern and glamorous style? "No, I am not saying that. I am just saying it wouldn't have gone down well with the people around me, " Jalota clarified, adding. "Hum toh dhoti-kurta wale hain who sings devotional songs. How would Jasleen's avatar have been in sync with that?"

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