National Award winning writer and director, Apurva Asrani, who is known for his work in projects like Aligarh, Simran, Satya, Shahid and others, has announced separation from his partner Siddhant after 14 years. Sharing the news, Apurva shared a long note on Instagram, which reads, “I inform you with a heavy heart that Siddhant and I have separated. I know we have been seen as role models by many in the LGBTQ community, and this is sure to evoke some disappointments, but I must tell you that every day of these 14 years has been important and valuable and that we have amicably parted ways. Same-sex couples in India have no references and no role models to seek inspiration from, and we have made mistakes in the way that we have charted our unique path. But we are also the first generation in India to live our love so visibly and courageously, so I write this with no regrets.”
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The editor and writer requested everyone for their privacy and added, “I request you to respect our privacy ad our feelings at this point and to leave the speculation to us. Please don’t tag us in your messages, it is a very difficult time. I want to end by saying that I think there is hope. For Sid, for me, and for every one of us seeking love commitment and a secure home. Never stop believing.” This shocking post came after a cryptic message from Apurva on loyalty, where he had written, "Loyalty isn't grey. It's black and white, You're either loyal completely or you are not loyal at all"
In 2001, Apurva Asrani bagged the National Film Award for Best Editing for Snip!, which was a bilingual comedy directed by Sunhil Sippy.
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