Manish, now 37, is 19 years older than Avika - despite the age difference, the actors played Roli and Siddhant Bharadwaj on Sasural Simar Ka and the chemistry between them was noted by the audience.
Showbiz gossip insisted Avika and Manish were dating for real, rumours that the screen jodi have always denied.
He reportedly "distanced" himself from Avika after hearing of the rumoured romance.
Manish Raisinghan told Times Of India, "The gossip affected me in the beginning and I was stupid enough to maintain a distance from Avika.
But going by these recent reports, we can’t help but wonder if there’s something brewing between the two after all!
Apparently, the chemistry between the on-screen couple translated off screen too and the duo fell in love while spending a lot of time together on sets.
Naturally, her personal life is also a talking point amongst her fans.
And time and again, she has been linked up to her 36-year old Manish Raisinghani.
It is based on understanding, respect, honesty and maturity.
I became conscious and irritable during that phase. I have never dated her; she is almost half my age." They are plainly "compatible," given their screen chemistry, but Manish has "never seen Avika that way".
Avika insisted that she and Manish are great friends.
Avika Sameer Gor is an Indian film and TV performer.
Her huge break was in the show Balika Vadhu as the youthful Anandi. Gor made her introduction in Tollywood with Uyyala Jampala.
Avika Gor, who shot to fame as chhoti Anandi of "Balika Vadhu," is reportedly dating Manish Raisinghan.