Posted: 16 April 2005 at 10:14am | IP Logged
Cezanne Khan and Shweta Tiwari have become adversaries. "I can't
stand him," she told hitList
a few months ago. This time though, she remained unavailable for
That TV's most loved on-screen pair, Anurag (Cezanne Khan) and Prerna
(Shweta Tiwari), are bitter enemies in real life has been an open
secret for quite some time.
The two don't mince words when it comes to describing how much they
hate each other.
"I can't stand him and we haven't spoke to each other for more than
two years," said Tiwari in a hitList interview a few months ago.
Even Khan acknowledged that he would prefer to maintain a distance,
rather than cosy up to her.
"We have moved away from each other for quite a while, and that has
been the status quo till date," he explained.
The script recently turned a corner when we carried a story about
Khan and co-star Urvashi Dholakia (Komolika of Kasautii) being
involved, and having a spat because she thought Khan was warming up
Khan clears the air about his past, present and future relationships…
What is your relationship with Shweta Tiwari?
There is no relationship whatsoever. She works in the same serial as
I, and is my co-star. Beyond that, I don't know who she is.
Were you more than friends?
Yes, but that's the past and I have moved on. A lot has happened in
the last few years, resulting in both of us drifting away. I would
rather not go back and dig up issues that are better left buried.
So you were fond of her, and not just as a friend?
I would say Shweta Tiwari was my first and last mistake. I won't say
more. As of now, I have nothing to do with her. She is nobody to me
and I would never ever look towards anyone like her. I think I would
never get close to anyone in the future who comes close to Shweta in
How can you work together despite so much venom?
Both of us are professionals. Kasautii is as close to me as it is to
her. We do our scenes and move away as soon as the director
says, "cut". Both of us have learnt to switch on and off, like
What about your alleged fling with Urvashi?
There is no fling. Urvashi is one of my closest friends. She's been
there for me through thick and thin. There is no relationship going
on whatsoever. I have very few friends in the industry — Anuj Saxena
(Abhay from Kkusum), Urvashi and a few others are my only friends. I
don't like socialising unnecessarily.
You have a reputation as a womaniser — Gitanjali Tikekar (Aporna),
Shweta, and now Urvashi…
I am friendly, and people read that as being a link-up. I don't care
a damn about what people have to say or write about me.
Why haven't you taken on anything new after Kasautii? Are you stuck
Kasautii has given me lot as an actor, and I keep getting offers. But
nothing substantial. I want to do films and am moving in that
Are you seeing anyone right now?
No, I am very much single.
They fight like cats and dogs
A source in the Kasautii unit says, "In the past there have been many
occasions when we had to call off the shooting because of their
(Cezanne and Shweta) fights. They fight like cats and dogs."
Here are some of their infamous tiffs...
1. Each would ignore the other when called on the sets. They wouldn't
even look at each other.
2. In some instances, they would taunt each other through dialogues
scripted for the show, and share the joke with other friends.
3. Cezanne and Shweta never rehearsed any scenes together, nor would
they take or give each other cues for their lines. Their animosity is