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Pavitra Rishta co-stars, Asha Negi and Rithvik Dhanjani had broken our hearts when they confirmed their breakup in the media. Asha and Rithvik proved that some love stories just happen, unplanned, but are too sweet to let go. It’s always hard to let go of that person who was meant to stay. Falling in love with each other on the sets of Pavitra Rishta, Rithvik and Asha were madly-in-love until April 2020 when the reports of the breakup had surfaced in the media. Though Rithvik and Asha had called it quits in their relationship, seeing them being cordial with each other post-breakup is surely a delight! (Also Read: 'Bigg Boss 14' Couple, Aly Goni-Jasmin Bhasin Go On A Double Date With Rahul Vaidya And Disha Parmar)
Asha Negi is known for her role of Purvi Deshmukh in Pavitra Rishta and it was in 2014 when she had won the dance reality show, Nach Baliye along with her beau, Rithvik Dhanjani. Miss Uttarakhand 2009, Asha had made her acting debut with the TV serial, Sapnon Se Bhare Naina in 2010. Almost a decade later, she made her digital debut with Baarish in 2019, followed by another show, Abhay 2 in 2020. Asha also made her film debut with Anurag Basu’s Ludo. While Asha is on a professional high lately, there was a time when her two shows didn’t work consecutively and it led to depression.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Asha Negi recalled the time when her two shows didn’t work consecutively and she was so much disheartened that she suffered from depression. Asha believed at that time that her career was over but it was her estranged beau, Rithvik Dhanjani, who helped her come out of it. Asha remarked, “I used to eat a lot due to which I had gained a lot of weight. But thank god I was surrounded by good people including Rithvik Dhanjani who helped me come out of it. He guided me through all the ups and down.”
Speaking about how she suffered depression and the emotional turmoil she went through during that time, Asha Negi said, "Emotions did ride high when the two shows didn't work. When the first show did not work, I was like 'it is okay, maybe I have had a good career in the past, so one not working is okay.' But then the next also did not work and I was really disheartened. I was so demotivated. I thought it is over for me. I was very depressed at that time. I had also put on weight because I was eating so much because of depression. It did hamper my mental peace and confidence." (Also Read: Jasprit Bumrah Grooves With Wife, Sanjana Ganesan On Sangeet, Their Mehendi And Haldi Photos Are Out)
Revealing how she had healed and the reason behind taking a long break, Asha Negi continued about her struggle and her evolution as an actor and as a person. She said, "I let it happen and went through that feeling. With time, I healed and realised that I am an actor and here to perform and it is okay if my projects did not work, but I can be a little selective with my projects. I won't pick up any project for the heck of it. That's why I took a long break because nothing good was offered to me. I am glad it happened. You know, when I had to come to Mumbai, I got projects back to back without much struggle despite my inexperience. I did not see struggle then, so, I feel this is when I struggled. I collected myself then, and with time, I evolved as an actor and person."
In 2020, we had seen examples of ‘exes can be friends’ as Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi had wished each other on their respective birthdays. Sharing an accurate depiction of Asha celebrating her special day in 2020, Rithvik had taken a pun on the birthday girl chilling with herself. In his birthday wish, Rithvik had written, “An accurate depiction of your birthday celebration in 2020… You are the epitome of self love and grace negi! To be able to love yourself like you do is the truest form of being. The magnitude of your self love and being who you truly are is the reason why gods light shall always be shining upon you and I pray that there shall never be a dull moment In Your life, your smile shall light up the world wherever you go, May The kindness of your heart be showered upon the world to make it a better place. Fly high butterfly. Happy birthday @ashanegi.” Rithvik had also posted an IG story, wherein he had shared some unseen childhood pictures of Asha and had written, “Dil hai chota sa, choti si asha! #happybirthdayashanegi” atop it.
To mark Rithvik Dhanjani’s birthday on November 5, 2020, Asha Negi had posted a solo picture of him on her IG stories and had written, "Happy birthday @rithvik_d. Wishing you a wonderful year of good health, happiness and success" atop it. (Also Read: Navya Naveli Nanda Wishes Mom Shweta Bachchan And Dad Nikhil Nanda On Their Birthday With Family Pic)
Post-breakup with Rithvik, Asha is rumoured to be dating Arjit Taneja but no confirmation or denial has come yet from either of them.