By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Long working hours and on-screen closeness may have turned some reel-life couples into real-life couples. But there is also a long list of actresses who fell in love with their directors. Deepika Singh and Rohit Raj Goyal, Sonali Bendre and Goldie Behl, Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt, Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra are a few actress-director jodi who fell for each other while working together. (Also Read: 10 Famous Actresses Who Fell In Love With Their Directors And Got Married)
Amongst all these actresses, there is another television actress who is rumoured to be dating the director of her show. Ek Deewana Tha actress, Donal Bisht is allegedly dating the director of the show, Prateek Shah. Prateek and Donal are very close and totally smitten by each other. As per a report in India Forums, a source was quoted as saying, “Donal Bisht, who plays the heroine in the show, Ek Deewana Tha, and her director, Prateek Shah are dating.”
The source further revealed, “Duo is very close and in fact, seem to behave rather strangely and completely smitten with each other. Donal, apparently, would receive preferential treatment on the set. Her scenes were shot on priority basis even though she would report late on the set.” Even a source from the sets informed a media portal, “Everyone on the set is aware of Donal and Prateek’s relationship. They have been dating since five months and their families, too, know about it. The show’s producer, Prateek Sharma, played Cupid between them. They hang out together post the shoot and whenever they get a day off. While their equation is evident to everyone, they are mum about it.” (Also Read: Shweta Tiwari Finally Breaks Silence On The Buzz About Her Troubled Marriage With Abhinav Kohli)
The speculations started doing the rounds when Donal and Prateek posted pictures of Goa on their respective Instagram accounts, giving rise to the rumours that they were holidaying together. However, when Kalash - Ek Vishwaas actress, Donal was asked about her relationship with Prateek, she stated, “There is no such thing, and he is just a friend. He is a director, and I am an actor. Right now, I am more focused on my career.” (Also Read: After Dating For Six Long Years, Rithvik Dhanjani Talks About His Marriage Plans With Asha Negi)
In another interview, Donal shared, “I am not in a relationship. Why will I hide it if I am dating someone? I would rather announce it. I went to Goa with four friends, not just Prateek. Also, what’s the problem if I go out with him or any other friend? Can’t I do that?” About the Goa trip, Prateek quipped, “We were a group of four-five friends, who went to Goa. I have always been open about my relationships, but there is nothing between Donal and me. Whenever there is anything, I will talk about it.”
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