"Mika doesn’t need something like this."
In an Indian version of The Bachelor, Mika Singh was seen as the groom, who was in search of a bride.
When the singer-musician finalised model-turned-actress Akanksha Puri as his companion, many slammed the reality show calling it ‘fake’ and ‘scripted’.
Addressing the same as well as opening up about his current status with Akanksha, Mika revealed that they mutually parted ways and have chosen to remain friends.
In an interview with ETimes TV, Mika Singh maintained that although while choosing her as a companion, he did believe that they shared a great bond, he felt later that they were not meant for each other.
He said: “I liked the idea of the swayamvar and hence took up the show.
“However, after choosing Akanksha as my companion, I realised that we were not meant to be with each other.
“I am a singer, musician and she is an actress.
“I keep travelling across the world for my concerts, while she is stationed at one place because of her projects.
“I figured that if she was also a singer, we could have collaborated and travelled together, but since she is an actor and her work is different from mine, we mutually decided to be friends.”
In the same interaction, Mika also maintained that Mika Di Voti was not scripted, but he and Akanksha had different goals in life, which made them choose separate paths.
For the unversed, Akanksha Puri recently opened up about her separation with Mika when she appeared on Bigg Boss OTT 2 wherein she garnered attention for her chemistry with Jad Hadid.
In an interview with the Times of India in March 2022, Mika Singh said that earlier he was not ready for marriage, because of his work commitments.
But after consulting with his elder brother Daler Mehndi, Mika felt it was time to settle down.
The singer said: “I was not ready earlier. I have said no to at least 100-150 rishtas in the last 20 years, and my work was really important to me.”
Shaan, who hosted the show, had said in an interview with Hindustan Times that Mika Singh was indeed serious about finding a wife.
He said: “I am not sure about how serious the earlier celebrities were or were they looking at it just to gain popularity.
“At this point in life, Mika doesn’t need something like this for popularity.
“Whenever we meet, even during our last meeting, he expressed his wish to settle down. I know he is serious.”