By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
O Paapad Waale Panga Na Le, Thappad Bajega, Panga Na Le, Ungli Daba Ke Angootha Bana Doongi, Taaun Taaun… No matter how old we grow, we would always remember the step that Chunni did in the film, Makdee and the innocence with which she had made her way into our hearts. Known for her performances as a child artist in Makdee and Iqbal, Shweta Basu Prasad had won a National Award at the tender age of twelve. However, Shweta had virtually fallen off the grid after being entangled in a prostitution racket controversy in 2014. Eventually, the dark clouds had drifted away and the ray of sunshine had come into her life as she married filmmaker, Rohit Mittal. (Also Read: Is Chahatt Khanna In A Relationship With Hiba Nawab's Ex, Rohan Gandotra? The Rumoured Couple Reacts)
But Shweta Basu Prasad and Rohit Mittal’s married life didn’t last long as just before their first anniversary, she had announced their separation. Shweta and Rohit had tied the knot as per Bengali customs on December 13, 2018, and a year later, had announced that they have mutually decided to end their marriage. In an interview with SpotboyE, Shweta had revealed that though they had filed for a legal separation, they share a cordial and friendly relationship. Shweta and Rohit had five years of healthy, loving and loyal relationship, and it’s just they had decided to end their marriage and remain friends.
In an interview with ETimes, Shweta Basu Prasad recalled the upheaval in her personal life when she parted ways with Rohit Mittal in 2019, just eight months after tying the knot. Revealing that it feels like a breakup and divorce sounds like a big word to her, Shweta said, "It happened, but then I see couples who have been together for 10 years or more going separate ways. The fact that Rohit and I separated after only 6-8 months made it feel simply like a breakup. Divorce may sound like a big word, but in my case I can vouch it was definitely not nasty. Of course, I was sad; nobody parties when you split up with anybody, but I have an amazing family around me. Besides, I think one is his own friend or enemy in such situations; I went on to become my own friend and I am fine now." (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt Gifts Apartments Worth Rs 100 Crores To Wife, Maanayata Dutt Which She Refused To Accept)
To announce her separation with Rohit Mittal in 2019, Shweta Basu Prasad had written a note on social media, which could be read as "Hi everyone, Rohit Mittal and I have mutually decided to part our ways and end our marriage. After months of contemplation, we arrived at this decision a few months ago in each other's best interest, as individuals. Not every book is supposed to be read cover to cover, that doesn't mean the book is bad, or one can't read, some things are best left unfinished. Thank you Rohit for the irreplaceable memories and always inspiring me. Have a great life ahead, forever your cheerleader."
Shweta Basu Prasad is riding high on the professional front, especially the OTT platforms as she had appeared on Serious Men, Shukranu, High and Hostages, which did well in terms of critics and reviews. Shweta also has films, Jamun and India Lockdown in her kitty, expected to be released in 2021. While her professional life reaching new heights with every performance, her personal life too, manages to grab the headlines. In an interview with The Times of India, when asked if she is open to love or not, Shweta had said, "Of course I am not closed to the idea of falling in love again but right now my only focus is my career and my work. Love happens organically great, if it doesn’t happen then no problem. Not looking for it." (Also Read: Esha Deol Shares A Throwback Vacation Picture With Her Then-Boyfriend, Bharat Takhtani From Goa)
We wish Shweta, nothing but the best for her future endeavours!