Love Is Blind star Deepti Vempati has called ex-fiancé Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee’s apology “fake” — and says she was left “shattered” by his tough behavior on the popular Netflix dating series.
In her first UK interview, US reality favorite accused Chic, who agreed to marry despite never seeing him in body, of being ‘dishonest’ after claiming she was ‘really sorry for the things he said’, in A video has been posted. On Instagram this week.
Speaking to MailOnline, Dipty, 31, admitted that she felt Jerk, 33, “wasted” her experience on the show after his chauvinistic and disrespectful comments about her appearance destroyed her self-confidence.
‘It’s too late’: Love Is Blind star Deepti Vempati, ex-fiancé Abhishek “Shake” Chatterjee calls his bitter apology ‘fake’ and says she’s ‘shattered’ for his tough behavior on the hit Netflix dating series
This is the first time he has apologized, Deepti said. Just before he made this video, he sent me the same text message. But for me… it’s too late.
I feel like he’s just doing damage control and obviously still doing on social media since that apology, he obviously doesn’t care. He did it for the show. He did it to reduce the hate but he’s not sorry.
I honestly don’t want to do anything with him and his apology is fake. It’s an insincere feeling.
‘why now? 4/5 weeks after this happened…once episode 1-4 fell he should have apologized if it was really honest and from the heart. He only did it because he received so much hate.
His ‘apology is fake’: US reality favorite has accused Sheek, who agreed to marry her despite never seeing her in body, of being ‘insincere’ after claiming she was ‘really sorry for the things he said’ this week
The Netflix series Love Is Blind, presented by American couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey, sees the contestants dating each other without knowing what their partner is like.
But fans and cast members have grown frustrated with Shake over his obsession with appearances, contrary to the ethos of the dating show, which encourages communication on a deeper level rather than being influenced by appearance.
Shake insisted that he only date ‘blonds’ and has regularly blasted Deepti, while also claiming that he is not attracted to Indian women.
Viewers praised Dipty for throwing a check at the altar, choosing to be friends instead, after realizing days before their wedding that he didn’t have the right qualities she was looking for in a partner.
She explained, ‘I was so happy on my wedding day that we were at least celebrating our friendship – but I had no idea what he was saying.
‘I Knew This Wasn’t Personal’: Viewers praised Dipty for throwing a check at the altar after realizing days before their wedding he didn’t have the right qualities they were looking for in a partner
‘How do I get married?’ For me, the switch came twice before the wedding, we were trying to grow our intimacy and I thought to myself ‘What do I do?
‘Why would I force something that doesn’t exist? Do I even want to shiver as a husband? He started showing qualities that I wasn’t looking for in my partner. I just knew this wasn’t personal. It was the best decision I made.
Deepti’s strength and ability to know her own worth has taken years of work.
The star, who is originally from India and moved to the US when she was eight years old, admits that she battled with physical insecurity and identity issues after being bullied for her different looks.
‘I Was Overweight’: The star, who is originally from India and moved to the US when she was eight, admits she battled with physical insecurity and identity issues after being bullied over her different looks
‘I’ve Broke’: Deepti disappointed in ‘Shake’ that he ‘wasted’ her experience after admitting to only dating ‘blonds’ and not being attracted to Indian women
She was hoping to finally find her life partner by signing up for Love Is Blind after two long-running relationships fell apart – but feels that Shake, who suspects she joined the cast only for fame, “wasted” her experience.
‘I’ve been struggling all my life,’ she said, ‘because I wanted to be fit.
When I came to America and I don’t look like everyone, I talk like everyone else, I was bullied a lot, I was overweight, and I had a lot of body image issues.
In adulthood, I worked hard to rebuild that and I know I shouldn’t run away from my culture because it’s amazing. It took me a lot of time to be in this confident place.
‘I’ve had periods of rage’: Dipty had hoped to finally find her life partner by signing up for Love Is Blind after two long-running relationships fell apart – but feels Shake only joined the cast for fame
Which is why I’m so disappointed because if Shake places so much importance on physical appearance and this is a deal breaker, Love Is Blind might not have been the show for him. I wasted my experience. Maybe if I was blonde and different in appearance he would have married me.
I must say that I broke during the operation. That’s why I’m so grateful to my family and friends for constantly reminding me throughout the experience “Don’t forget the work you’ve done on yourself.”
“I’m going through periods of anger, but I have to remember I’ve been through this for a reason to build my confidence more and know I can get through anything.”
Shake, who claims to have been poorly edited by Netflix producers, not only faced backlash from viewers — but his castmates also cut off contact with him after tensions reached an all-time high at the Love Is Blind encounter.
Although Shake believed he was portrayed as the ‘villain’ on the show, Deepti says he made much worse comments, which she wasn’t ready to reveal, off-camera.
‘Hit a nerve with everyone’: Shake not only faced backlash from viewers – but his castmates also cut off contact with him after tensions reached an all-time high at a Love Is Blind encounter
She said, “My co-stars felt it was disrespectful and out of line for him to talk like that.
Everyone has the right to have their own opinion, but it wasn’t me alone, he was talking to his other colleagues in a very degrading and disrespectful way, and it hit and tensed up with everyone, we had had enough.
I won’t go into details but he’s got a good edit. He said much worse and not just me, sometimes he just talks disrespectfully about women in general and that’s outside the cast.
We started noticing this behavior when we went out with him after filming Cabbage. We’ve all distanced ourselves and that’s okay.
Bride-to-be: Dipty, pictured with fellow brides Natalie, Liana, Mallory and Danielle, before her wedding to vet Shake
Kyle Abrams, who was engaged to Shayna Hurley, spoke of his admiration for Deppty during the reunion episode, fueling fan speculation that the pair, who also got close during their dating experience, are now an item.
But Deepti says they are “just good friends”.
She said, “Not a lot of people know that Cale was the second person to me in the capsules. We communicated a lot, spent hours upon hours talking, and after the movie wrapped up, we started talking again.
He’s my best friend, my biggest support system, and I’m grateful to him and the rest of the cast for their support. I don’t know anything else at this point because we are just good friends.
‘We’re Just Good Friends’: Kyle Abrams spoke of his admiration for Deppy during the reunion episode, sparking fan speculation that the duo is now an item (Dipty has been photographed with co-stars Salvador, Kyle and Shane)
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