Hindustan Times (Lucknow)
Karan-Nisha’s friends speak up as couple trades charges
I could not bring myself to take just one person’s side... and believe you me I am told by people from both sides. KASHMERA SHAH, Actor
The news of actor couple Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal’s marriage hitting a rough patch has shocked many, and their friends in the industry have now started speaking up to express their support to either side.
While Mehra spoke to us on Monday, in a press conference on Tuesday, Rawal spoke of her husband’s alleged extra-marital affair, and accepted she had a bipolar disorder. Present with her were her friends, actor-designer Rohit K Verma and actortarot card reader Munisha Khatwani. “I am not a psycho, it is a mood disorder. I create content for the web, I make videos and write about things. I don’t have to prove anything,” she said.
Verma shared on Instagram that he’s been seeing Rawal “silently suffer for years” until she finally “decided to let out her cry for help and stand for herself and child”. Rawal and Mehra have a son, Kavish. Khatwani too wrote on Instagram: “Time to break the silence … time to wake up ..never judge a book by the cover as the saying goes... @missnisharawal we stand by you..”
Angad Hasija, friends with the couple for a decade, backs Mehra. “This was shocking, but I can’t believe that Karan would do something like this. I don’t know about his affair, but he can’t hurt anybody. I don’t think he would have hit her,” he says.
Some common friends of the couple, such as actors Kashmera Shah and Gaurav Chopraa, refused to take sides. Both asserted that they are on the child’s side. Shah wrote on Instagram, “These are my friends. These are people I love very much. All three of them. So when one is hurt... I am sure the other is also hurting...” She added that she doesn’t know Mehra’s side at all. She refused to therefore bash him as “he is now and always will be Kavish’s dad, so I choose to remain neutral.”