Mumbai: Actor Ssharad Malhotra has requested his fans not to “deterr” the image of his former girlfriend Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya after the actress informed him she was being abused by some of his followers.
Ssharad and Divyanka met on the sets of TV show “Banoo Main Teri Dulhann” and dated for nine years before calling it quits in 2015, much to the disbelief of their fans.
The 31-year-old actress moved on and got engaged to her “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein” co-star Vivek Dahiya and the couple tied the knot last month in a grand ceremony.
Ssharad, 33, has revealed he got a text from Divyanka saying his fans were hurling abuses at her and her family and she wanted him to make an appeal to them on a public platform.
“Was a little disappointed when I got a text from Mrs Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya stating that apparently some of my fans were deterring her image and hurling abuses at her and family,” the actor wrote on Instagram.
“On one hand we have the women at the Olympics making the nation beam with pride and happiness and on other we also have a certain section of people who are disrespecting women.. As Mrs Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya asked me to make a public note, so I hereby request one and all that kindly respect women and please respect our privacy as we both have moved on.
“I wish her a happy married life. Also I completely believe that true fans of mine would never tarnish a women’s image. #respect #women,” he wrote.
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Divyanka later replied on Ssharad’s Instagram post and thanked him for giving her “the best parting gift.”
“Thank you Sharad. It means a lot. The best parting gift. May you have a great life ahead. Be happy. Love to the family,” Divyanka wrote.
Ssharad’s girlfriend Pooja Bisht also joined the conversation and posted, “I am really proud of you that how much you respect women #real man.