“We are close friends; in fact, our relationship is little above friendship”, Karki told the interviewer. The two didn’t actually accept that they are in a relationship, but at the same time, they didn’t deny it as well. Their friendship had started when both of them were studying in Rato Bangla school in Kathmandu. Priyanka was in grade 6 when the 2nd grader Ayushman found her crying alone one day in school and asked her not to, he remembered. And that was when they had talked for the first time and had become friends.
The two were friends since long and became better friends once they started working together. They first worked together in Binu Pandit’s 2015 music video ‘Sara Din’; and later even collaborated in ‘Maya Ta Maya Ho’ and ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You’ cover songs that they sung together. They are now working on their first film titled ‘Katha Kathmandu’ together.
“It can’t actually be called love, but you can call it deep friendship between each other. It’s even better to say that we’re connected in vibes”, Ayushman told about their relationship. He admitted that he is no more in relationship with Paramita, with whom he had even made his silver screen debut in ‘Chapali Height 2’. However, he made it clear that Priyanka had nothing to do with it. “That relationship was a different side of my life and has nothing to do with Priyanka. I am not in that relationship anymore, and Priyanka was not a part of that story. The relationship I share with Priyanka is a different story”, he explained.