There had been a strong buzz doing the rounds about Avinash Sachdev and Shalmalee Desai‘s relationship hitting a rough patch for quite some time now. Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon fame actors Avinash and Shalmalee, who got hitched in 2015, are finally tired of these rumours of their marriage being in trouble. The couple decided to slam these rumours while in conversation with a leading daily.

Avinash, who is playing the protagonist in the show, was made to look like a villain in his real life by the media. The actor was irked by what is being published about him. He said, “They are calling me a wife beater, an alcoholic and what not! This is too much. All this is rubbish. We have some compatibility issues and we are trying to work them out in the best way possible.”

The couple does have issues, but they are not even close to thinking of parting ways. Since things have been blown out of proportion, Shalmalee cleared the air and said, “Every marriage goes through its share of ups and downs and I guess this is a tough phase in our lives. But whatever issues we have right now will be resolved by Avinash, his parents, my parents and me. I don’t want anyone to read more than there is to this.” (ALSO READ: Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Fame Avinash Sachdev And Wife Shalmalee Desai Heading For A Divorce?)

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She revealed that there were several issues between them but they are trying to resolve them. Also, Avinash did not stop her from acting as her decisions are neither influenced nor forced; it’s purely by choice. She added, “I started acting on a whim and now I am happy writing screenplays. It was my decision to stay away from acting after marriage. Avinash never stopped me.”

For those who think that the wife does not give Avinash his space, she explained, “Avinash and I have our own set of friends. It’s not true that I am against him going out with his friends or meeting people. We both give each other enough space.”

Avinash, before marrying Shalmalee, was dating his co-star from Choti Bahu, Rubina Dilaik. The two broke-up a few years ago and Rubina is currently in a relationship with Abhinav Shukla.