Kangana Ranaut to Aishwarya Rai to Zeenat Aman: 9 stars who have been in abusive relationships
Let's take a look at 9 popular actresses who have suffered abusive relationships.
Aishwarya Rai: Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan's relationship is one of the greatest love-stories in Bollywood. But things between them went bad in a few months. Aishwarya, in an interview talked about her relationship with Salman also confirmed that her actor boyfriend had physically abused her. She had said, "He would call me and talk rubbish. He also suspected that I was having affairs with my co-stars. There were times when Salman got physical with me, luckily without leaving any marks and I would go to work as if nothing happened."
Karisma Kapoor: The actress had a rather ugly divorce with ex-husband Sanjay Kapur. In her divorce plea, Karisma Kapoor had alleged Sanjay Kapur used to physically abuse her and had even asked his mother to slap her once. In one of her complaints, Karisma had written, "Even before our wedding his father made my mother cry and I immediately said that if his family could behave in this manner with a woman, the family could do anything in the future and I made up my mind to call off the wedding. Sadly, better sense did not prevail and I was again fraudulently convinced by Sanjay and his family that the incident was one-off." Talking about the second instance, Karisma had written that once when she was unable to fit into a dress right after her pregnancy, which her mother-in-law wanted her to wear and then in anger, Sanjay Kapur had asked his mother to slap her.
Pooja Bhatt: The actress turned filmmaker was in a relationship with Ranvir Shorey. She had alleged that Ranvir used to get mad and hit her while drunk. Ranvir Shorey had then said, "Just like any normal couple. We had our share of tiffs. But today (pauses and begins to look at the ceiling). I used to drink at her place."
"Often, she used to say I was drinking too much and not taking enough care of her. On such occasions, I used to volunteer to leave the scene. That used to irritate her, and she would get violent. A scuffle would ensue. Mind you, it takes me drinking to get violent. She gets violent without drinking, too," he added.
Kangana Ranaut: The actress had alleged that Aditya Pancholi used to physically assault her and had even kept her locked inside his home. In and interview to NDTV, she had told, "When this man (Pancholi) who used to be my father's age, he hit me so hard that my head was...I fell on my head on the floor and it started to bleed. I must have been 17 or something. I picked up my sandal and I hit his head hard and it started to bleed as well."
Zeenat Aman: She was in a relationship with an already married Sanjay Khan, which later ended up on a terrible note. There were reports in the print that Sanjay brutally bashed up Zeenat in front of his wife in hotel Taj. He thrashed her so much that Zeenat got a permanent scar on her eye. After this event, Zeenat went into the state of shock and had to be injected with anti-depressants three times a day. According to an old report, one of her doctor quoted as saying: “Zeenat was in such a terrible state. Her face was covered with bruises and black eyes. There were blood clots in her eyes and her lips were severely cut.”
Shweta Tiwari, a popular TV actress, was a victim of domestic violence. In and interview, she talked about her abusive marriage which lasted 14 years. She claimed that her ex-husband Raja Chaudhary would come home drunk and physically harm her. During their marriage also, Shweta had reported against Raja several times in police stations for physical and verbal abuse.
Rati Agnihotri She was one of the most popular actresses of the 80s. But, did you know, she was stuck in an abusive marriage and was often subjected to physical violence in the hands of her husband In an interview with the Times of India, she said," "I thought to myself that I am a 54-year-old woman and I will progressively grow older and weaker and then one day I will die, beaten to death… I was all alone. My sister is in Poland and my mother, who suffered a brain stroke last year, lies paralysed in a hospital near Pune run by nuns. My son too was away, shooting. My best friend, Shaila, was in Chennai. The two household helps were new, just two and three weeks into the job. There was no one to turn to... "About why she took so long to speak up, she said, "Well, I had certain priorities, the biggest being my son Tanuj. He was the reason I put up with all this pain for 30 years. I also believed in the sanctity of marriage... I believed in love."
Yukta Mookhey: The former Miss World Yukta Mookhey, is also a victim of domestic violence. In 2012, she submitted a written application in the Mumbai police station against her husband, Prince Tulli, alleging harassment and abuse. She filed an FIR with a dowry harassment case against him and said that Tuli has been verbally and physically abusing her and forces her to have unnatural sex.
Dimpy Ganguly: Dimpy who made headlines after marrying Rahul Mahajan. In a few years, she spoke his abusive ways and how Rahul used to point his gun at her during their fights. She also showed bruises on her legs, right and left hand, while her left cheek was swollen. There was also a lump on her head. In a statement, she said, “I don't know what I have gotten myself into. He seemed nice, but no one can control him when he gets abusive." Now she is happily married to Rohit Roy, with two beautiful kids.