The dancer turned actor Shantanu Maheshwari and actress Nityaami Shirke participated in the popular dance reality show Nach Baliye 9 as a couple. While they gave some stellar performances during the course of their journey on the show, the couple raised many eyebrows with their relationship status.
Shantanu Maheshwari and Nityaami Shirke joined the dance reality show in July 2019, there were rumors that the two had faked their relationship to participate in it. Earlier this year, the two called it quits, lending weight to the buzz. However, Nityaami says that she and Shantanu never faked anything.
In a recent conversation with Bombay Times, the actress opened up on their equation and said, “Shantanu and I started dating around April 2019, while we were shooting for the promos of a web series. During Nach Baliye 9, we were getting to know each other. Being on the show helped us bond because we dealt with a lot during those five months. Nothing ever went wrong with our relationship. It’s just that we realized that we are better off as friends. We called it quits in February this year. However, he is still very much a part of my life and a good friend. And, we prefer it that way.”
Interestingly, the two first met on the sets of ALT Balaji web series Medically Yourrs, where they played doctors.
Shantanu Maheshwari and Nityaami were one of the strongest jodis on Nach Baliye 9. However, Nityaami’s leg injury turned out to be a little hindrance. After the show, the two decided to break up, but never openly spoke about their relationship status.
Guess some people are just meant to be ‘good friends’!