Yes, you read it right! Karisma Kapoor has filed a domestic violence case against her estranged husband Sanjay Kapur.
The actress has filed a fresh case of domestic violence with the metropolitan magistrate in Bandra Family Court. Karisma also blamed Sanjay Kapur and mother-in-law Rani Kapur for mental harassment, for dowry.
According to reports, Karisma Kapoor recorded her statement and registered an FIR under the Dowry Section - 498 (A): husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty - and Section 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
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Talking about the case, Karisma Kapoor's lawyer told TOI, "This is a unilateral case that comes under Section 19 in The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. This case is completely separate from the ongoing divorce case."
"It would be wrong to take the term 'domestic violence' in its literal sense. In this case, the kids are the primary concern. She wants to protect her children, so she has taken this step,'' the lawyer added.
"We have put in a demand of 10 lakh a month for the children and not for Karisma's personal use. In fact, for one-and-a-half-years, Sunjay was paying some amount for the kids which he suddenly stopped," said the lawyer.
Karisma Kapoor's lawyer further added, ''The divorce by mutual petition fell through because the couple wasn't agreeing on the terms of the welfare trust that Sunjay was setting up for his kids.''
''Though Karisma hasn't demanded alimony or maintenance for herself yet, her demand for 10 lakh equates to the same. Sunjay has stopped meting out monthly monetary compensation to Karisma for a while, and in the last few months, she has been supporting the kids herself," he said.