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If the industry buzz is to be believed, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sasha Agha are the latest ‘special friends’ in B-Town. Music, apparently, was what brought them close. When DJ Afrojack was in Mumbai last month, Neil had hosted a party for him and Sasha was among the few invitees.
Says an insider, “Since they have had their share of relationships in the past, they do not want to attract any attention about their friendship.”
Due to work commitments in the suburbs, Neil shifted to his own pad in Andheri from his SoBo home last year. His place is not too far from where Sasha resides.
Neil, however, says, “People have nothing better to do. Sasha is my childhood friend. I am busy with my work.” Sasha echoes him: “We are good family friends. We meet at events. He had invited me and my mom for the screening of his film, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, but there is nothing more to it.”
In 2014, there was buzz about Sasha and her ‘quiet marriage’ to musician Sachin Gupta who lived in her Lokhandwala neighbourhood. Then there was speculation that they had parted ways, apparently because her mother (yesteryear actress-singer Salma Agha) did not approve of him. Sasha was also linked with actor Ruslan Mumtaz with whom she had a bitter split in 2013 when an MMS was leaked, allegedly showing her kissing a guy.
Neil was allegedly linked with Asin and Sonal Chauhan when they were shooting for 3G (2013). The actor, who got a new lease of life in B’wood with Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, will be seen next in the Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar-starrer Wazir. Sasha made her Bollywood debut with the Arjun Kapoor-starrer Aurangzeb (2013) and later did Desi Kattey (2014), but as neither did well, her career did not take off.