"I don’t want people to judge us on that"
Ankita Lokhande has urged people to “stop judging” her relationship with Vicky Jain.
The couple entered Bigg Boss 17 together and quickly hit headlines for their arguments during the course of the reality show.
Ankita has now addressed the public’s opinion of their relationship.
She said: “Once I came out, there was media, questions. There was a pressure.
“Nobody is putting that pressure on you but you feel pressured. People are judging your relationship. We know what kind of relationship we share.
“We know our bond very well. There (inside the Bigg Boss 17 house) I said certain things, he (Vicky Jain) said certain things.
“I don’t want people to judge us on that because I am not judging any relationship.”
She went on to say that like any other couple, they have arguments.
“I am not in any competition. I am not a perfect person but I am good for myself and my relationship.
“Couples fight at their homes but we do not see it. We did not know that we would fight this much because we never had any problems.
“Our fights started there (Bigg Boss house) and ended there.
“Now people are like, ‘How are they together?’
“People are commenting on divorce, putting us down. Stop judging us, guys. Live your life the way you want to live and let us live our life.”
She stated that her bond with Vicky has since become stronger.
“I want to tell everyone that there is nothing wrong. We fought there. It is normal. It is okay.
“We are Tom and Jerry. We are like that. We are more of buddies. It is okay.”
Speaking about the negativity Vicky faced, Ankita said:
“It bothered me a lot but I think Vicky has handled it with a lot of dignity.
“There were several allegations against him but I think, when you know that your relationship is strong, nobody can shake it.
“That’s why we both are together right now and we will be together.”
This comes after Ankita Lokhande confessed that Bigg Boss 17 took a toll on her mental health.
She elaborated: “I feel I need to recover from that because it’s taken a toll on my mental health.
“I was never a deep thinker but the situations were such that I became one.
“I’m trying to recover, and understand a few things of what has happened in my life.
“It will take time but eventually, I’ll come out of it.
“Vicky is there, my family, my mom and everybody from Vicky’s family is also there but eventually it’s about how I take things and move on. I’m trying to cope with things.”