I did not divorce Nandish for another man, Rashmi Desai


Last year, Rashmi Desai’s personal life hit the headlines when she divorced her husband and actor Nandish Sandhu. Post divorce, the 30-year-old actress was linked with 20-year-old Laksh Lalwani.

Rashmi gets candid about her divorce with Nandish, she added, “I did not divorce Nandish (Sandhu) for someone else, the reason is too private for me to share with the world.  I also don’t want to wash dirty linen in public as it will distract Nandish, which I don’t want.”

When she was asked about her recent link-up, she did not deny not accept it. “I don’t like to talk about it. But yes, recent stories which linked me with various men did upset my mom. However, I take it in my stride as it is a flipside side of my job. Having said that the day it starts spoiling my friendship with those men, I will stop talking to the press”, quips Rashmi aka Tapasya of ‘Uttaran’.

Rashmi Desai, who rose to fame with TV show ‘Uttaran’ will be next seen in the new show ‘’Dil Se Dil Tak’ with Siddhartha Shukla. When quipped about returning to fiction after seven years, she replied, “I wanted to explore myself as an actor, hence did reality shows (Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 and Nach Baliye 7) after which people started knowing me as Rashami Desai  and not just Tapasya. Also, having played Tapasya for so long, I also needed some time with my family.  Once my batteries were recharged, I decided to wait for a juicy role.  The role had to be of someone who is not me, which would make me work harder.”

Talking about her co-star Siddhartha Shukla, Rashmi said, “He is a very committed actor. What I like about him is that he notices everything while shooting a scene. If my makeup is slightly awry, he will point it out quietly.  Also, if he feels the energy was less, he will again politely tell me that it could have been done better.”

Rashmi said she is waiting for the release of her debut Gujarati film, “I am also awaiting the release of my debut Gujrati film titled Superstar. This out an out thriller is about a superstar’s (played by Dhruvin Shah) life and I am a part of it.  The songs are also peppy. I would rank Dhruvin Shah as a very good co-star, next to Gaurav Chopra (Uttaran).”

The new show ‘Dil Se Dil Tak’ will showcase the chemistry between Siddharth Shukla’s character(Parth Bhanushali) and Shuri Parth Bhanushali, played by Rashmi Desai.