On one hand, actress Rashami Desai suffered a heartbreak on ‘Bigg Boss 13’, after learning that her then beau Arhaan Khan had allegedly lied to her about having a son from his previous marriage. On the other, she forged a beautiful friendship with Devoleena Bhattacharjee of the ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ fame. The two were inseparable and supported each other unconditionally throughout their stay on the show. And, the support continues long after the show is over. So, it comes as no surprise that Devoleena has stood up for her BFF over the latest controversy pertaining to Rashami’s leaked bank statements. As reported exclusively by TOI, while Rashami has accused Arhaan of withdrawing lakhs from her account while she was inside the BB house, the latter feels that the statements have been leaked by none other than Rashami herself.
In her defence, Devoleena spoke exclusively to TOI and said, “Rashami is my friend and she is strong enough to fight on her own. I support her, but at the same time, give her space as an individual. Rashami trusted a fraudster and is now paying for it. She trusted Arhaan and kept her belongings with him as she was in love with him. She had no clue about his real intentions. All thanks to Salman (Khan) sir, who exposed him, brought out the truth and opened Rashami’s eyes. However, she didn’t know that the signed cheques given to him would be misused like this. Arhan took advantage of Rashami by all means and on every front, be it for her money or publicity. He is now harassing her mentally.”
Reacting to Arhaan’s accusation that it was Rashami who leaked the bank statements to malign him, Devoleena said, “(Laughs!) Malign Arhaan? Really? Who is he? Who knew him before ‘Bigg Boss’? Besides, he got the show because of Rashami. She is a popular actress, who has been a part of the industry for around 18 years. In fact, Arhaan is trying to malign Rashami by resorting to cheap tactics. He is also claiming to be her business partner. It’s hilarious. Rehne ki toh jagah thi nahi Mumbai mein, business mein invest karne ke liye paise kahan se laya? On a serious note, I am worried for Rashami now. Arhaan has got enough publicity by using her name.”
Devoleena also tweeted yesterday, tagging the Mumbai Police, after she received a death threat, apparently from an Arhaan fan. She shared, “I have nothing to do with anyone. I got a death threat from someone’s fan and for my safety, I brought it to the notice of the authorities concerned.”