The couple has an age difference of 37 years
The Hush Post: Bigg Boss 12 has always created some kind of intrigue with the kind of contestants and their present or past relationships. One such pair this time which has stirred a hornet’s nest with their current relationship status is 65-yr-old bhajan singer Anup Jalota and his 28-yr-old pupil-cum-girlfriend Jasleen Matharu.
The relationship was brought to light by the couple itself for the first time on the Bigg Boss show. Viewers are still talking about the it couple and will talk about it till the show comes to an end and maybe thereafter.
Jasleen’s father Kesar Matharu has jumped to his daughter’s defence. According to a report in News18 news channel, he has said that he and his family were shocked when they came to know of the romance. Nonetheless, he defended his daughter’s decision by saying that she had done nothing wrong.
The report quoted Kesar Matharu: “This news was a shocker for me as well as for my family. However, I don’t want to comment anything on her personal life till I meet her”.
“There are many other contestants who have controversial past, my daughter has not done anything wrong,” he said.
Commenting on heavy trolling the couple is facing, Kesar seemed unfazed. He said that Jasleen was a trained singer and belongs to a reputed family and was in no need for cheap publicity.
Film-maker Kesar Matharu
Kesar Matharu is a filmmaker and Jasleen made her acting debut in his film The Dirty Relation. Apart from Dirty Relation made in 2013, Kesar has just one more film to his credit ‘Hum hain pyaar mein’. Kesar Matharu is a producer, director as well as an actor.
In an interview to Times Of India before going inside the Bigg boss house, Jasleen had said that she had been dating Jalota for more than three years now. “This is going to come as a huge shock to my parents and friends as no one is aware of my relationship with him,” she had said on the premiere night of Bigg Boss 12.
“With the help of Bigg Boss, we will get to know if we can stay together forever,” she had said.
Jalota married three times
Jalota has already been married thrice and has two sons. His first marriage was to a Gujarati girl Sonali Sheth against his family’s wishes. However, they ended their relationship and Sonali went on to marry Roop Kumar Rathod.
Anup’s second marriage was an arranged one to Bina Bhatia which ended in a divorce. His third marriage was to Medha Gujral, niece of former Indian Prime Minister I K Gujral. Medha passed away in 2014 due to liver failure. After Medha’s death, Padma Shri Anup Jalota met singer Jasleen Matharu
Jalota started his musical journey as a singer with legendary singer Late Kishore Kumar at stage shows, and was often referred as Junior Kishore. After his struggle in Mumbai, he got a job as a chorus singer in All India Radio. He got his breakthrough when Manoj Kumar recorded 4 songs with him for the film Shirdi Ke Sai Baba, which later became a huge hit.