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Abhay Deol feels it's harder to hold on to relationships in showbiz

Updated: Aug 19, 2016 11:35 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 19 (ANI): Abhay Deol, who has always maintained a dignified silence about his personal life, recently revealed about the breakup with his partner Preeti Desai.

According to a Mumbai Mirror report, the 40-year-old actor, during an interaction, said that holding on to relationships is lot more difficult for actors as they are always under public eye.

"In our world, it is harder to hold on to relationships. I usually avoid speaking about my personal life but in the case of my last relationship (with Preeti Desai), it was difficult to keep it under wraps. She, too, was an actor. We were doing a film together. If I could, I would've happily lied and said I am single. I don't feel the reason to tell the truth," he said.

The 'Raanjhanaa' actor further said that this constant public scrutiny makes things much difficult to let go.

"The desire to protect your relationship when you are open to public scrutiny is natural. There is too much guessing, speculations et al happening. In such a scenario, it gets more difficult to let go (for both you and your partner)," he added.

On the professional front, Abhay had his romantic-comedy 'Happy Bhag Jayegi' released today, which also stars Diana Penty, Ali Fazal, Momal Sheikh and Jimmy Shergill. (ANI)