We got in touch with Raqesh’s sister Sheetal Bapat to know what she thought of it. “I think it’s cute.. what the two of them share. Their equation is looking good. We are a close-knit family but when it comes to personal choices, we don’t say anything,” she says.
Raqesh’s family apparently was skeptical when he first told them that he was going to be a part of Bigg Boss. Sheetal says, “Raqesh is a reserved person and he is someone who doesn’t like to be around too many people. Also, we all never watched Bigg Boss and all what we had heard was that a lot of fights happen inside the house. And my brother is someone who loves to be at peace. We wondered how he would even survive and adjust to all that? We felt that probably by the time he would understand what was happening, the fight will be over! But seeing him like this is new for us all and we are all loving it. My daughters especially love to see their mama on screen. Our lunch and dinner time conversations are all about Bigg Boss now.”
Raqesh is mature and has taken the right calls in his professional life, she says. “His professional decisions have always worked out for him. And whatever he decides for himself, we respect that. This will also help him in a way. We recently sent a letter to him and my daughters wrote that now he cannot skip their chatter since they have now seen him interacting with so many people!”
The family is happy to see him in the BB house, but they have been missing his presence at home. Sheetal says, “We have been living in Pune together since the last two years and we are missing him. But we also want him to stay in BB as long as he can.”