In a startling revelation, producer Ekta Kapoor said that "Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan" actor Parth Samthaan, who accused producer Vikas Gupta of molestation, is lying. Ekta also said that Parth and Vikas were in a relationship, according to DNA.
'Good friends' Parth and Vikas have reportedly grown cold towards each other after the actor accused the programming head of a Hindi General Entertainment Channel of molestation and now, Ekta's revelation has added fuel to the fire. Common friend Ekta told the leading daily that the two were in a relationship and even went on a holiday to Bangkok.
"Vikas and Parth were close to each other and were in a relationship. Parth has accused Vikas of touching him inappropriately on December 7, 2013 and 20 days later, he was with Vikas holidaying in Bangkok! I know because I was also there to bring in the New Year. I have seen several videos of him professing his love for Vikas," Ekta told DNA.
An insider further said that the reason behind the legal battle between the two is because their relationship came to an end.
"The reason Parth has become bitter towards Vikas who gave him a break in his TV show is because the relationship came to an end. But he seems to have forgotten that he has a career thanks to Vikas, who groomed him and presented him. They were together for over three years. It's very convenient to turn around and accuse your lover of being a molestor/rapist. You see starlets doing it all the time. Now male actors seem to have started using this tactic as well," the source told the daily.
Meanwhile, Parth reacted on Ekta's statement and said that many people knew that he was in a relationship with a girl and he and Vikas were just good friends.
Read Parth's statement below:
@Regrann from @parthlaghatefanclub - @the_parthsamthaan Breaks His Silence and reacts on Ekta Kapoor's Statement! Posted by India Forums - Parth's and Vikas's controversy has been creating quite a buzz among fans and media of late. We recently reported about Ekta Kapoor's comment stating that Vikas and Parth were in a relationship for more than 2 years. Soon after this news, Parth finally spoke about the whole incident, breaking his silence. reacting on the situation Parth said, "So a lot of controversies, allegations, accusations, negativity going around me in this weekâ€¦Its been a tough time and I am deeply hurt and have suffered the consequenceâ€¦ And had no idea all this would go to such an extent where all the stories like being good friends can be misinterpreted and misunderstoodâ€¦ A lot of people already knew that I was always in a relationship with a girl.. Yes me and Vikas were good buddies and supported each otherâ€¦ But then thatâ€™s itâ€¦ I have thanked him for giving me a platform and have nothing against him.. So I am putting all this negativity behind and moving ahead by focusing on my work.. Life is too short for negativity, hatred, jealously.. one needs to be positive and I am a positive person and I am aware that this rumour will always be part and parcel of your life.. so one needs to be strong and focus towards his or her workâ€¦ I have worked really hard and I thank people for loving my work..hopefully this love continues as I believe spreading love and happiness.. yes I am excited for my debut and currently I am only focusing on my acting workshop.. so Hopefully 2016 should be a better year for me.. God Bless all! Cheers." #Regrann