Deepika Padukone is one of the most successful actresses of Bollywood today. We all know that she dated Ranbir Kapoor in the past but very few know Nihar Pandya was her first boyfriend when she came to Mumbai. And in a recent interview, Nihar revealed that he is still in touch with Deepika.
When Indian Express asked Nihar Pandya, ''Are you still in touch with Deepika? How would you define your equation with her today?'' Nihar said, ''Yes, we are very much in touch. It's nowhere close to the way it has been portrayed so far with reports suggesting that both of us are waiting to run each other down or anything.''
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Deepika Padukone became an overnight star when her debut film Om Shanti Om released with Shahrukh Khan, while Nihar was seen in a brief role in the Salman Khan starrer Marigold.
According to reports, Nihar Pandya was Deepika Padukone's first boyfriend in Mumbai. Nihar helped Deepika a lot during her struggling days.
Rumour has it that, Deepika Padukone left Nihar Pandya for Ranbir Kapoor. After dating Deepika, Nihar was in a relationship with Gauhar Khan.
Nihar Praises Deepika
Nihar praised Deepika and said, ''She got a chance and she is doing phenomenally well and improving with every film that she is doing which is great. On my front, it has taken long, rather long. But I have been told that a hopeless optimist is the right way to be.''
Nihar Pandya further added, ''It's all very much on a friendly note. But these days when you say friends people feel there is something more to it and we should check with the other person as well. Unfortunately with these relationships that I have been tagged, there is a wrong notion among people that I am wanting to be with an actress. That is not how we had planned it. And I would like to undo that, this year. I would now like my actions to speak louder than words.''
When asked, ''It's Deepika's birthday today. Anything that you would like to say?'' He said, ''Like every year, I wish her a very happy birthday. May she keep delivering bigger hits with every passing year.''
According to reports, when Deepika Padukone had first arrived in Mumbai from her hometown Bangalore, Nihar Pandya's family had taken care of her. Deepika had met Nihar in an acting school.