After coming out of the Bigg Boss OTT house, Raqesh had expressed that he admired Shamita for her outspoken and frank behaviour, and that the two are still getting to know each other.
Answering a fan who asked about their relationship status, he had said, “It’ slow and steady. We have spent some time together, but not a lot of time, we need to know each other more, and I’m sure she does. I don’t want to rush into anything. In matters like these, you need to deal with the heart in the right place. Let’s see where it goes. We will put an effort. We like each other, we are great friends, hopefully when something happens, you will know.”
Raqesh then gave a sneak peek into his dinner date with Shamita. Sharing a picture of the two holding each other’s hands as they enjoyed their meal, Raqest wrote, “U & I,” followed by a red heart emoticon. He also wrote, “shara”, a hashtag he made with initials with Shamita and his names.
After coming out of the show, Raqesh was overwhelmed when he saw how much Shamita defended him on Bigg Boss OTT. “I melted again. It was so sweet that she protected me. She had my back, it was something I knew she would do. But seeing it is different. I felt weak in my knees.”
Shamita Shetty appears to have found acceptance with his family as well, as he mentioned that they have spoken to her on the phone. “They found her pretty sweet. They loved our chemistry, and our bond. They were happy that there was someone in the house to have my back. They even spoke to her phone,” said Raqesh.