Mandana Karimi got saved from being eliminated in the latest episode of Lock Upp by sharing her secret. The actress shared that she had an abortion after having a ‘planned pregnancy’ while being in a secret relationship with a director. Her story got everyone emotional on the show. This week, Vinit Kakkar was evicted from the show, as he got the least number of votes among the nominated contestants.
All the nominated contestants in the chargesheet were shown a word related to their secret. Mandana was shown ace director, while Payal Rohatgi was shown the word rehab. Shivam Sharma was shown best friend and Saisha was shown as a famous designer. Mandana rushed and rang the buzzer first and revealed her secret and managed to save herself from elimination.
Before sharing her secret, Mandana started crying. She took some time to compose herself and then shared her story. She said that during the lockdown she was off social media for a few months. She revealed how she could not trust men after her separation with her husband, Gaurav Gupta. "Then, I did have a secret relationship, it was not committed but it went on for a year and a half."
"My relationship was with a very well-known director who talks about women's rights and independence of women in the outside world, how a woman should be strong. He is an idol to many people from the young generation, aspiring filmmakers, and even teenagers, because he has a strong image of coming from zero and becoming someone, having no parents, and becoming someone. My relationship with him was very secretive because I was not yet divorced and after all that I went through, he made me feel he could be that friend," she said.
The actress kept the relationship a secret, as she was not legally divorced. She said that during the lockdown, they even started living in, "He started calling him a partner and he started saying he loved me," she added.
Mandana then revealed how she had to go for an abortion after a 'planned pregnancy'. "We planned a pregnancy but when it happened, he completely backed off and his reason was that he did not think he was emotionally ready to become a father again. He already has a child. Suddenly he was like ‘I did not believe you could get pregnant so easily at the age of 33’. We then went to my best friend's house because he said we should discuss with them as they are like my parents," she said.
She further added, "She added, “When we reached there, he started talking to my friend and saying he was not ready. He had planned the whole thing to get my friends to convince me to have an abortion. I then apologised to my friends and got back to the house. When we went back, he started saying 'You should have understood, my ex is not over me and there is a public case against me'. I had to take a decision because I come from a broken home. I took the step and I did have an abortion. I do not want to name that person because he does not deserve to be known by his name."
Ekta Kapoor's Lock Upp is all about exciting tasks, dramatic fights, and above all, an interesting mix of some controversial contestants who are willing to do just about anything to survive. Ekta Kapoor launched the show in Mumbai on February 3. The show live streams 24x7. Lock Upp is touted to be the biggest and the most fearless reality show and is being positioned as the world's first meta verse-based fantasy game. It promises to be an engaging captive reality show with a daring celebrity host in Kangana Ranaut