Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Nisha said, I will ruin your life: Karan on his arrest, marital trouble

- Kavita Awaasthi kavita.awaasthi@htlive.com

The morning of June 1 was abuzz with the news of TV actor Karan Mehra’s arrest. The Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actor’s wife Nisha Rawal filed a complaint against him following a fight. He was arrested by the Mumbai Police and later granted bail.

The couple has been married for nine years and have a son. They were facing marital problems and this year in March, decided to go their separate ways, says Mehra.

Talking about what happened, he says, “We were going through a strain in our married life. We decided to mutually separate and do the best for our child. On May 31, we were talking about finance and how we would distribute things and we disagreed on certain points. She wanted more than what I could give. I explained to her that the pandemic is still here, and who knows what happens tomorrow and I would want to give my son the best.”

After the heated discussion, Rawal and her brother Rohit Sethia stepped out and returned later that night. He says, Sethia then told him that if he didn’t agree, they would go to court and fight. Mehra adds, “They can’t hold me to ransom, so I told them to go ahead. Later, Nisha barged into my bedroom. She began shouting and abusing my family, told me, ‘I will ruin your life’, spat on me, and I told her not to behave in this manner. I got up to go into the bathroom when she suddenly banged her head on the wall and said, ‘ab dekho kya hota hai’. She has mood swings and a violent anger streak. Five-six years ago, she was diagnosed as Bi-polar. People, including our friends and relatives, have seen her behaviour and I couldn’t take it anymore.”

Mehra admits that he is heartbroke­n that things have come to this. He adds, “People know me in the industry and know what I have put in this marriage. Today, I am not in a position to give what she wants and this is what I get? If I give her all that I earn, how will I survive?”

The couple had set up cameras inside the house as they have staff, but Mehra claims that Rawal and her brother had apparently switched them off. “They took out their phone cameras to record what happened. It felt like a plot. They called the cops and so did I, and even the cops understood what the truth was. I am not a violent person,” he says.

At the time of going to press, despite repeated calls, Nisha Rawal was unavailabl­e for comment.

Nisha has mood swings and a violent anger streak. She was diagnosed as Bi-polar. KARAN MEHRA,



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