Back in the day, Sushmita Sen and Vikram Bhatt were one of Bollywood’s most happening couples. It was their affair that drove a wedge between him and his then-wife Aditi. In fact, Vikram had even admitted that he had suicidal thoughts when things went awry. In an interview with HT Brunch, he elaborated on this.
“That (suicidal thoughts) was not because of Sushmita. That was because of what I’d done to my life. I had gotten divorced, my film Ghulam was yet to be released, I was only Sushmita Sen’s boyfriend, I was depressed, I missed my daughter like crazy…I had just made a mess of my life,” he said.
Talking about his extramarital affair, Vikram said that he is still filled with regret. “I regret hurting my wife and my child and abandoning them. I regret the pain I caused them. I always believe that when you’re not courageous, you become cunning. I did not have the courage to tell Aditi how I felt. And it was all happening together, it was a big mess,” he admitted.
Incidentally, when Sushmita and Vikram were still together, they made an appearance on Simi Garewal’s show. When Simi asked Sushmita about being in a relationship with a man when he was still married, the actor had replied, “The wife and him were not living together, and I cannot go around feeling guilty or make a person feel guilty if he had a bad marriage.”
She added, “I don’t fell guilty because I have done something very openly with a very open conscience. I know that the man was in a divorce when I met him, and I wasn’t going to wait to tell the world that I loved him just because he hadn’t gone through with his divorce yet.”