Manish Raisinghan told Times Of India, "The gossip affected me in the beginning and I was stupid enough to maintain a distance from Avika. I became conscious and irritable during that phase. The rumour made me sick. I have never dated her; she is almost half my age." They are plainly "compatible," given their screen chemistry, but Manish has "never seen Avika that way".
Avika insisted that she and Manish are great friends. She said, "We share a unique bond of friendship, which is inexplicable. It is based on understanding, respect, honesty and maturity. We are BFFs and he is a strong support system," the actress told Times Of India. The actors have names for each other - Avika calls Manish 'Shin Chan,' and Manish calls her 'Mitzi.'
Avika Gor and Manish Raisinghan are gearing up for their second outing at the Cannes Film Festival with their short film, I, Me, Myself. The film, written by Avika, deals with the lives of teenagers. Last year, Avika and Manish's short film Ankahee Baatein was selected for the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival.
Avika Gor, who played the young Anandi in Balika Vadhu, will make an appearance as a celebrity guest on a comedy show in Kazakhstan next.