Shockwaves hit the TV industry when rumours started making the rounds that Ridhi Dogra and Raqesh Vashisht of Star Plus’ Maryada are contemplating to quit the show. Lots of speculations were made on the precise reason why the couple reached such a decision. Now for the first time ever Ridhi and Raqesh talks exclusively to Tellychakkar.com and goes on to clear the air.
“Yes, there were creative differences and the ambience on the set was really bad and negative. We never had any issues with the producers of the show, Deeya and Tony, but we did not like the way the other crew members behaved. So, we wrote a letter to Tony and Deeya, and told them we don’t want to continue with the show if things are not changed,” informs Raqesh.
But he also goes on to say that Tony and Deeya handled the situation really well. “It was very sweet of them to assure us that they will soon solve the problems. They were very supportive; hence we decided to stay on.”
Raqesh’s reel and real life partner Ridhi also sings the same note. “The show is really special to me. It has helped me to grow professionally and personally. I am proud of it. However, it’s not easy to work when the ambience around is not congenial enough.”
Point taken. Furthermore, another rumour that raised concern was of Maryada going off air.
“Yes, the show is going off air in January or February 2012. We got to know about it yesterday. So now we have decided to stay on till the end. We hope that the show ends on a high note,” said Raqesh.
We also tried to contact Deeya and Tony but they remained unavailable.
What can we say but all’s well that ends well!!!