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Exclusive! Ali Mercchant on dealing with ex-wife Sara Khan in Lock Upp: Would request others to not name me and spread lies

Sara Khan had refused to talk to her ex-husband Ali Mercchant in Kangana Ranaut's Lock Upp and the host also questioned her behaviour.

  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 04.56 PM, May 03, 2022

Exclusive! Ali Mercchant on dealing with ex-wife Sara Khan in Lock Upp: Would request others to not name me and spread lies
Lock Upp - Ali Mercchant.

Ali Mercchant was one of the last contestants to be evicted from Lock Upp. When he entered Kangana Ranaut’s show, the actor-DJ had come face-to-face with his ex-wife Sara Khan. For the uninitiated, Ali and Sara had a very public break-up. They got married on Bigg Boss 4 and almost instantly, were also divorced. While they both have given their own point of view about the wedding and divorce on the show, the two came together in the public eye after 12 years and it wasn’t a smooth sail for sure.

Ali went with the intention of trying to be cordial with Sara but she ignored or fought with him throughout the show. Kangana had also called out Sara and stated that Ali and Shivam Sharma (who kept flirting with Sara on the show) were harmless.

We spoke to Ali about the comment and what dealing with Sara Khan was like. He praised Kangana and said, “Kangana would also see and understand things before speaking. I was a liability when I entered the house. There was this idea that I would be misjudged without people knowing me, my story or what exactly happened. She observed that.”

Further talking about how he wanted to be around Sara, Ali added, “I simply wanted to neutralize things and let them be normal before playing the game. That didn't happen and it was okay. After a point, like when I am outside now, I don't feel like giving that matter any importance. I gave it all that I should've because I wanted things to be normal and neutral to set a better example for the future for everybody. Some people think bad so I don't have words for that.”

The actor-DJ said that his image changed after the show and that is what matters to him. “After coming out of Lock Upp, I have received so much love that I have to search who is writing or thinking bad things about me but am unable to find it. I'm extremely happy. I just wanted to win over the audience and be known for the good work I do. That's all I wanted,” Ali told us.

He then sent out a message, hinted towards his ex-wife. “The industry is such that you need to be in news by stating something. If somebody names me, all I want to do is request them not to name me just to get into limelight. You will find many stories about you alone, so focus on that.”

Ali took Lock Upp as an opportunity to redeem himself and he believes he did so. “I got an opportunity to talk about what I am and have been through, through Lock Upp. I left the judging to the audiences. Others can keep saying lies but have to repeat them to make it sound like the truth, which is too much work and people need to get out of that loop. I never believed in that road, which is why I wasn't in the industry for so long,” the actor shared.

He then gave us an update about his life and added, “Now that I'm back, it is better than ever. My web series is up for release too. I'm reading two-three scripts as well. Ab main koi bhi khatron ka saamna kar sakta hoon.”

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