Weeks after being trolled for dating an 18-year-old girl, model-turned-actor Milind Soman has taken to social media to respond to reports of his break-up with Ankita just days before their rumoured wedding date.
Milind posted a photo with Ankita Konwar with a caption that read, “#focus on the good.” The actor sharing his photo with Ankita dispelled the rumours that the latter had dumped him over some money issues. His latest Instagram post also included hashtags such as ‘better habits for better life’ and ‘surrounded by love.’ Ankita’s Instagram post too suggested that the couple had not broken up.
Ankita’s Instagram post read, “The best thing to spend on your relationship is time, conversation, understanding and honesty.”
But this did not stop their fans from asking if the rumours of their break-up were indeed true. One user asked, “Hey dude i heard she left you just for the sake of money is it true there are few bloody feminist seriously need to introspect themselves before played with someone’s life anyways good luck.” An overwhelming number of his fans, however, wished the rumours were untrue as they felt the couple looked ‘awesome’ together.
Milind has been a subject of an intense social media trolling after he posted a photo with his 18-year-old girlfriend from Norway on his birthday. On 4 November last year, Soman had taken to Instagram to thank his fans when he posted the photo with Ankita Konwar with following messages, “Thank you all for your wishes! Have funnnnn !! ? .”
Soon social media users began to condemn the 52-year-old model actor for dating a teen. While some pointed out that Soman had started dating Konwar when she was just 15, others alleged that his previous girlfriend too was just a teen.
Soman, who had recently gone for trekking to Mount Everest, made his entertainment debut with Alisha Chinai’s blockbuster music video, Made in India, in 1995. Since then, he’s acted in several films including including 16 December, Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula, Bhram, Say Salaam India and Bheja Fry. His last presence in a Bollywood movie was Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Bajirao Mastani.