By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Monday, June 04, 2007
Weeks after parting ways with husband Bunty Walia, Suman Ranganathan has been keeping a low profile. The buzz is that the starlet has been house-hunting in Versova and Andheri, after moving out of Bunty's home in Bandra. The couple was married for barely eight months before Bunty accused her of cheating on him.
Things got beyond bitter after Suman walked out of his house only to send him a legal notice demanding Rs 2 lakh per month as maintenance and a flat in Bandra. Now, we hear that Suman has been looking for an apartment by herself.
When we touch base with her, she says, "I've been looking for a place of my own but I haven't been keeping well for the last couple of months. Emotionally and physically, it's been a traumatic time for me so I've decided to go home to my family in Bangalore."
But Suman isn't entirely sure it will be a permanent move. "Maybe just for a few days or till the monsoon is over. I haven't been well and I don't want to be alone. Right now, I just want to be with my family. I don't have the strength or the courage to live on my own, so I'll be leaving for Bangalore in a couple of days," she says.
We're told that Suman owns two flats in Lokhandwala Complex (Andheri) and both have been given out on rent. "I just have one flat in Lokhandwala. I sold the first apartment to buy the current one over three years ago. I rented it out in January this year, so I cannot live there till the lease expires," she says.
A source close to Suman confirms the actress is indeed leaving for Bangalore, saying, "She is a very strong girl, but she's shattered by what's happened in her personal life. Suman is not the kind of person to talk about her relationships. Right now, she is concentrating on picking up the pieces and moving on."
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