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For an industry that thrives on power struggles and competitive rivalries, families are the ones who support them to get through the hurdles. But some celebs don’t get along with their families as well, hence resulting in family feuds. One such latest family to have a fallout is of Hero No 1 Govinda and Bol Bachchan fame Krushna Abhishek. (Also Read: After Having 2 Children, Govinda Got Married Again With 'Band Baaja And Baraat' At The Age Of 51)
Over the past few years, Govinda and Krushna have been at loggerheads with each other and were in an on-and-off relationship. But when Krushna and his wife, Kashmera hosted the first birthday party for their twins, Krishaang K Sharma and Raayan K Sharma, Krushna’s mama Govinda and mami Sunita were missing from the bash. This definitely gave rise to the speculations that all is not well between the families.
In an interview with the Bombay Times, Govinda’s wife, Sunita Ahuja talked about being a mediator between this uncle-nephew duo and shared that they have broken all ties with Krushna and Kashmera. Even after trying to patch things up between Krushna and Govinda, things went downhill time and again. A few days back, when Govinda chose to go on Krushna’s rival show, The Kapil Sharma Show which made it evident that he believed that Krushna has a poor taste in humour.
Sunita shared, “Krushna’s claim to fame has always been the fact that he is Govinda’s bhanja. He has milked that enough. He has lived with us for years and we have always loved him. It’s a shame that they talk rubbish about us behind our back. We have distanced ourselves from them and it won’t change ever.” (Also Read: Kashmera Shah And Krushna Abhishek Love Story: A True Tale Of Love Fighting All The Troubles)
Speaking about not being present at Krushna’s twins’ birthday bash, Sunita admitted, “Govinda and I were in London on that day (June 3), but that wasn’t the only reason why we didn’t attend the party. We were not invited for it and even if they had, we wouldn’t have gone. I have not seen his kids till date because of their parents’ misbehaviour. We have broken all ties with Krushna and Kashmera, and I swear I won’t initiate a patch-up this time around. I was a fool to do so two years ago. Govinda was right about them. It was my mistake that I thought that we should give them another chance.”
Despite having ups and downs in their relationship, Govinda and Sunita agreed to come together on Krushna’s show, The Drama Company. But soon after they appeared on the show, Kashmera posted about them on social media and referred to them as ‘people who dance for money’. Opening up about the same, Sunita revealed, “About six months ago, on Krushna’s insistence, Govinda and I went on his show (The Drama Company). Since we are also fond of the show’s producers, Preeti and Neeti Simoes, we agreed.”
She further added, “All was well until Kashmera had the audacity to slyly write rubbish about us on social media, soon after that appearance. She referred to us as ‘People who dance for money’ in that post. Even if we were paid for that appearance, it was none of her business. Almost every Bollywood celebrity charges for appearances on TV shows. Plus, she is not the one who paid us. I don’t know if she has deleted that post now, but most of our relatives and family friends read it back then. Krushna claims that the post was meant for his sister Arti, but how come it was put up soon after we appeared on his show? She was nowhere in picture! He is Govinda’s bhanja and this is how they treat us! I was the one who convinced Chi Chi to go on his show. Henceforth, we have nothing to do with them.”
She went on to say, “After claiming that we ‘dance for money’, Krushna and Kashmera had the audacity to dance to Govinda’s songs at Bharti Singh’s wedding. They pretend like all is well, but that’s not the case. There is no chance of a reconciliation. Kashmera’s nasty comment and lies have deeply hurt us.”
In response to Sunita Ahuja’s claims of Krushna basking under the glory of being Govinda’s bhanja, Krushna countered and said, “Has he launched me? Does he perform on my behalf for me? Then I would have been indebted to him for life. If they feel that I have cashed in on his name to make a career, then mama has several nieces and nephews. Where are they? It’s appalling to see them even make such claims. Yes, there is no denying the fact that he has helped me on the personal front when I was young. He has even given me money. But I have made a career through sheer hard work. I feel bad, especially because I have always loved and respected them. I have stayed in their house for six years and Sunita mami has treated me like her own child. However, I am fine if things are not resolved now. They know what they mean to me and nothing can change that.” (Also Read: Janhvi Kapoor Reveals The Best Compliment She Received From 'Bhaiya' Arjun Kapoor For 'Dhadak')
He also shared that Sunita has influenced the family so much so that even their children don’t talk to Krushna and Kashmera. Krushna revealed, “Sunita mami has influenced the family to an extent that now even their children (Tina and Yashvardhan) don’t talk to us. Chi Chi mama was upset when during an episode of my comedy show, I said, ‘Main koi chhota aadmi nahi hoon, maine Govinda ko mama rakha hua hai’. I can’t fathom why they take humour so seriously. I am proud of my mama and I have apologised to him and his family time and again, but to no avail.”
He also opened up about the time when Sunita and Govinda got upset about Kashmera’s social media post, and stated, “Sunita mami and Kashmera have not been on talking terms for years. The very night they came on my show, mami called up Kashmera and brought up a previous incident and started scolding her. The next day, she sent me a text message asking about Kashmera’s social media post. In reality, Kashmera’s post was directed at my sister Arti (Singh). Mami mistook it for Chi Chi mama and herself. I tried to explain to her that it wasn’t about them. How can we write anything against them? Hamari koi aukaat hai jo hum unke liye kuchh bole? Govinda is a superstar. I told Kashmera to delete the post and apologise to mami even though it wasn’t meant for her. But they just wouldn’t budge. Thereafter, I realised that there was no point trying to patch up.”
Krushna said that despite everything he invited Govinda and Sunita at his twins’ birthday bash, “They were in London at the time, but I feel they planned their trip in a way that they could skip the birthday party. Forget that, they didn’t even come to see Rayaan (one of his twins) when he was battling for his life in the hospital. I was hurt. My mother literally brought up mama, a fact even he acknowledges. Does it then not deem fit for him to visit my kids?”
Speaking about how one of their sons fought for his life for six weeks in the hospital, Kashmera shared in an interview, “They were the toughest six weeks of my life. I was feeling guilty of bringing this kid in the world. He was going through surgeries, scans, X-Rays, MRIs and he was on ventilator, too. I felt I forced him to come here and he was suffering because of me. There came a point when I stopped praying also. I was just numb. It was emotionally, physically, mentally, psychologically, the worst time of my life. We couldn’t celebrate the birth of our twins, as the moment they were born, we found out within 15 minutes that one needed to have a surgery. So, despite being such a joyous moment, we couldn’t declare it to anyone.” (Also Read: Parents Krushna Abhishek And Kashmera Shah Host A Grand B'Day Party For Twins Rayaan-Krishaang)
In an earlier interview to Pinkvilla, Govinda talked about Krushna’s kids and was quoted as saying, “I pray to God that Krushna’s kids always stay happy. I called up Krushna and asked where are the kids right now and he told me that they are in the hospital and we will call you when they are back home. And that time I was just laughing and felt like telling him that when you were born, I took you to Vaishno Devi on my shoulders and now you will do the same for your kids, then you will have an idea about the value of love.”
On the professional front, Govinda will be next seen in Rangeela Raja. And Krushna was last seen on his comedy show, The Drama Company.
The ongoing tiff between Govinda and his nephew, Krushna Abhishek has taken an all-new angle, after their respective wives started addressing the same in the public domain. A few days back, Govinda's wife, Sunita Ahuja took a dig at Krushna's wife, Kashmera Shah and called her a 'bad daughter-in-law'. Now,Read More