The messy divorce battle of Karisma Kapoor and her estranged husband, industrialist Sunjay Kapur, took an ugly turn Thursday, Feb. 25. The actress approached the Khar police with a complaint of mental harassment and cruelty against Sunjay and her mother-in-law Rani Surinder Kapur.
Based on Karisma’s statement, an FIR has been registered under Sections 498(A) (husband or the relatives of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“The complaint was made on behalf of the actress by her lawyer last week. The statements of the two accused in the complaint will be recorded and depending on what the probe concludes, action will be taken. We are not looking at arresting anybody immediately,” an official told the Indian Express.
“We have filed an application last week for mental harassment and cruelty against the two” Sanjog S Parab, counsel for Kapoor, told the daily.
The couple had initially filed for divorce on the grounds of mutual consent, but later Karisma withdrew her consent. The duo, that has a girl, Samaira Kapoor, and a boy, Kiaan Raj Kapoor, then filed for a fresh divorce petition in a family court in Mumbai.
However, in January 2016, Sunjay filed a petition accusing Karisma of marrying him for money. In his statement, Sunjay accused Karisma of choosing her career over him and also cheating on him.
On the other hand, Karisma’s father Randhir Kapoor called Sunjay “a third-class man” when asked about the accusation. “Everyone knows our credentials. We are Kapoors. We don’t need to run after anyone’s money. We have been blessed with not only money but our also talent, which can support us for the rest of our lives,” he told Hindustan Times.