Everyone is speculating if Gauhar Khan’s budding romance with Kushal Tandon on Bigg Boss 7 is real or just a convenient link-up for the sake of the show. Especially because she is seriously involved with Deepika Padukone’s ex-boyfriend Nihar Pandya (inset). But few people know that shortly before she agreed to go on the reality show, she broke up with Nihar, with whom she was rumoured to be engaged.
Says an insider, “Nihar and Gauhar had been seeing each other for the past couple of years but they broke up just before she went into the Bigg Boss house. Both were keen to get married but they spilt because of religious differences. They had differences over the upbringing of the children that they might have in the future. While he wanted to bring them up in traditional Gujarati manner, she wanted them to follow her religion. and they parted ways because they could not come to an agreement over that issue.”
However, a source close to Gauhar’s family denies that the couple broke off because of religious issues. “They went different ways but Gauhar’s family never asked her the reason for the break up. But it had nothing to do with religion. The break-up was amicable and Nigarr and Gauhar are still close to Nihar. Nihar, however, denies ever dating the actress, “None of this is true. I am on good terms with her family and keep meeting them regularly.”