Actress Akanksha Puri was recently announced as the winner of Swayamvar – Mika Di Vohtic – a reality show for singer Mika Singh to find a life partner from 15 participants. In her interview with ETimes, the 34-year-old actress, who has been friends with Mika for over 13 years, addressed the accusations the show received, calling her win “scripted” and “pre-planned.” “I’ve been getting these messages since morning, but all I can say is that it’s not true! My participation in the show was not planned. He was even surprised when he saw me as a wildcard participant. Mika and I are friends but we didn’t date or romance,” she told ETimes.
She added that she now wants to spend time with the singer to get to know him better, saying: “Marriage is a big decision, so you have to think a lot before you tie the knot. You can’t get married after you have some I look forward to spending quality time with Mika and getting to know him better.”
Akanksha, best known for playing Goddess Parvati in the TV show Vighnaharta Ganesha, clarified her relationship with Mika a second time. “I would like to reiterate that this is not a sham. But things have to happen gradually over a period of time,” she said.
Speaking about their friendship that has lasted for years, Akanksha said: “I have known Mika for more than 13 years now. And we know each other through mutual friends. Over the years our friendship has only grown stronger. Now that he has chosen me, I would like to take more time to get to know him, but yes, we are looking forward to spending our lives together.”
On Wednesday, Akanksha posted a photo with Mika, writing, “In this together.” Check it out below:
Shortly after winning the show, the actress shared a happy photo in her bridal outfit posing with Mika, writing, “Here’s our new beginning.”
Swayamvar – Mika Di Vohtic premiered last month with 15 contestants doing various tasks to impress Mika Singh. The top three finalists were Neet Mahal and Prantika Das along with Akanksha. The winner was announced on July 25.
Akanksha Puri was previously embroiled in controversy when actor Paras Chhabra spoke of his split with her in Bigg Boss 13.