MUMBAI: Akanksha Puri, who made headlines for her roller coaster of a relationship with Paras Chhabra, the contestant from the most recent Bigg Boss season is a huge admirer of TV actress Rashami Desai. She was also a contestant in the reality show. This is no secret as Puri has always showered praises on the 'Uttaran' actress in the past as well. Akanksha got an opportunity to meet Desai recently and the former took the opportunity to hug her and expressed gratitude for always supporting her choices even when she was a part of the reality show. The 2 divas united in a fashion show being held in Mumbai by Bombay Times.
A clip has gone viral from the event where we can see Puri approaching Rashami as she was clicking pictures with some people. Puri later hugs Rashami because of which she looks startled as she wasn't able to recognise her. Akanksha wastes no time in introducing herself, after which Desai greeted her warmly. They exchange a few words and Akanksha is heard thanking the former contestant for taking her side when she was within the reality show. After this quick banter, Puri leaves.
Watch the clip here:
paras' ex gf akansha puri comes and hugs rashami.— . (@ivibhatweedy) March 14, 2020
at first rashami didn't recognize but then later rashami recognizes her and asks her if she's feeling okay.#Naagin4WithRashami pic.twitter.com/crRRbb1fpk
On being asked about the incident, the 'Calendar Girls' debutant said, "Yes, we met. I hugged her and told her that it’s me Akanksha. She didn’t recognise me first and then she did. I said, thanks Rashami I wanted to personally thank you. I am glad I met her."
The actress also shared the moment on her Twitter handle and this is what she wrote,
Yes I hugged her coz I respect such women n as I said earlier that Rashmi went out of her way to support me in BB13 house without even knowing me so I definitely wanted to thank her whenever I meet her n yes yesterday I did !! What a beautiful person with so much positivity ❤️ https://t.co/urq5ncjil7— Akanksha Puri (@puri_akanksha) March 14, 2020
Puri was in a relationship with Paras Chhabra when he entered the Bigg Boss house. Their relationship suffered and eventually had to end as Chhabra was seen getting close to Mahira Sharma, another contestant from the show. Paras was often seen bad-mouthing his ex-girlfriend which made the relationship they shared appear very messy.
Rashami shared a close bond with Chhabra, she was often seen trying to speak to him in the show regarding his relationship with Akanksha. She often suggested that the two should sort things out before making any major statements.