Despite his immense popularity as a ‘Bhajan Samrat’, the 65-year-old veteran singer’s journey in Bigg Boss lasted only for a month. Singer Anup Jalota, who made headlines for his controversial entry with his 28-year-old student Jasleen Matharu (believed to be his girlfriend) in Bigg Boss 12, was evicted from the show on Sunday's Weekend Ka Vaar episode.
After his exit, Anup Jalota opened up on his relationship with Jasleen. When asked about his lady love Jasleen Matharu, Anup Jalota said that he and Jasleen do not share a romantic relationship contrary to media reports.
He said in an interview with indianexpress.com, “Ours is a very pure and musical relationship. And I think it’s above love. My relationship with Jasleen is not physical but spiritual. Outside the show, we have been to each other’s house only a couple of times. During our stay, we got to talk and spend time together. And I can confidently say, our bond has become stronger. I hope it continues to be so forever.”
The most popular jodi of the house, Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu, have geared up the excitement level of this season while managing to garner a wide fan base. This excitement escalated to a level that their relationship was the primary topic of discussion for the first few days. Bigg Boss also arranged for a special date night for Jasleen and Anup Jalota. However, after a task, Anup Jalota severed ties with Jasleen after the latter refused to save them from nomination by sacrificing her clothes and make-up. Jasleen even raised the temperature with her hot dance performance with the veteran singer, Anup Jalota, who still played the pole on a weekend ka vaar episode.
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Adding on to his statement, Anup Jalota said "People are not able to understand our relationship. We don't have any kind of love story. We just share a musical relationship. She is my student and I am her teacher. I help her in learning music".
"There is no girlfriend-boyfriend kind of relationship between us and we are also not involved in any romantic and physical relation. I know Jasleen and her family for a long time. A lot of times I have met them at the airport and at their home. But Jasleen and I hardly get time to meet each other. She hasn't even met my family members yet," he added.
Contrast this with what Jasleen told Times of India in an interview hours before entering the Bigg Boss house in September: “This is going to come as a huge shock to my parents and friends as no one is aware of my relationship with Anup Jalota ji. We have been dating each other for the last three and a half years. We usually don’t get time to spend with each other in the outside world due to our busy schedules, but now with the help of Bigg Boss, we will get to do so.”
Anup and Jasleen confirmed they are in a relationship while speaking to Bigg Boss 12 host Salman Khan on the premiere night.