Characters Tapasya and Ichcha on the TV show, Uttaran, got along well when they were young, but are at loggerheads now that they play grown-ups after the generation leap. In real life too, Rashmi Desai (Tapasya) and Tina Dutta (Ichcha) are hostile towards each other. Rashmiâ€™s closeness to co-star Nandish, who plays Veer, is also a hot topic of discussion on the sets.As soon as the director wraps up a shot, the two girls retire in different corners of the set. Our source from the sets reveals, â€œTina and Rashmi are nearly the same age. We thought they would have fun together and be comfortable with each other. But in reality, they can barely stand each other.â€
Recently, Tina refused to give an interview jointly with Rashmi for a TV channel on their sets at Vikroli. â€œPlease interview me separately; I am uncomfortable in Rashmiâ€™s presence,â€ Tina is said to have told the interviewer.
Explaining the bone of contention, our source adds, â€œRashmi and Tina both feel that their role is lesser than the other. Thereâ€™s constant comparison between them. Also, Rashmi and Nandishâ€™s body language suggest they are dating.â€
Rashmi says, â€œNandish and I are very good friends.â€
Tina refuses to acknowledge the enmity and says, â€œPeople were also saying that we fought in the make-up room recentlyâ€¦ All that is loose talk. And as far as the joint interview goes, maybe both of us werenâ€™t free at the same time.â€
Report by: By Vickey Lalwani