Actor Karan Mehra was arrested Monday night after allegedly assaulting his wife Nisha Rawal. The Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai star has been married for over eight years. Nisha filed a complaint at Goregaon (Mumbai) Police Station, alleging that Karan pushed her into a wall after an argument and hurt her head.
After being released on bail on Tuesday, the TV actor told indianexpress.com that his wife “smashed her head against the wall” after alimony talks between them failed. He even calls the case brought against him ‘false’.
Here’s everything you need to know about the actor who rose to fame after playing the ideal son Naitik in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and the case against him.
Why is Karan Mehra making headlines now?
Karan Mehra’s wife Nisha Rawal filed a case against him overnight on May 31, accusing him of assault. An FIR was registered under sections 336 and 337 of IPC and after being held for questioning, the actor was later arrested.
Current status in case against Karan Mehra
After being brought before a magistrate in Borivali (west) on Tuesday morning, he was released on bail. Vishal Thakur, Deputy Police Commissioner, Zone XI, confirmed the same to Pyjama People.
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Karan’s statement on the case
Karan Mehra has refuted his wife’s accusations, saying that for a few years there were problems in his marriage with Nisha and they were trying to “fix things”. “We’ve had a tense relationship for a few years and because we could see that there was no point in staying together, we decided to split up. Since we have a son, I wanted to divorce amicably so that we can give him a good future. I came back from Chandigarh to talk things over and got infected with Covid-19. After I recovered, I called her rakhi brother Ritesh Sethia home so he can help us come to a mutual decision,” Karan said.
However, the actor said her brother demanded a huge amount of alimony, which he was unable to pay. Nisha also, according to him, gave him a huge list of in-demand things. After failing to come to a conclusion, Karan said he told them they would talk about it later or that the court would decide.
While talking to his mother, Karan said that Nisha came in and started abusing him and his family. “She even spat at me twice and kept saying she will play dirty now. I told her to leave the room and while I was washing my hands she hit her head against the wall and told everyone I was doing it. They also started recording on the phone to frame me. Her brother beat me and even threatened to kill me and my family. I am still very weak from my Covid-19 diagnosis and didn’t even have the strength to fight back,” he said.
When the police were called, Karan went to the station and said that the officials were very cooperative. After listening to both sides, they filed a report, but also granted him bail. Currently shocked by the incident, Karan said he will live with his friends and then move to his childhood home. He said he is already in talks with his lawyers about the divorce.
The relationship between Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal
In 2008, Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal met on the sets of her film Hastey Hastey, where he worked as a stylist. As the shoot progressed, the two became close friends and love blossomed shortly after. The couple tied the knot in November 2012 in a thick Indian wedding style. They also participated in Nach Baliye 5 together. Karan and Nisha welcomed their first baby Kavish Mehra in 2017.
The couple’s previous reaction to problems in the marriage
Last month there was news of problems in their relationship. While Karan reportedly spent more time in Punjab for his projects, Nisha spent time with their child. While he declined to comment on the matter, Nisha debunked the news to ETimes, sharing that the information was not true.
Karan Mehra’s Claim to Fame
Karan Mehra became an overnight star by playing Naitik Singhania in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, opposite Hina Khan. In 2016, the actor stopped daily health problems and took a break from work. He then took part in Bigg Boss 10, but couldn’t stay long. He made a comeback with Khatmal E Ishq after a year and has since played a pivotal role in shows like Ek Bhram… Sarvagun Sampanna, Shubharaambh, and more. He is currently part of a Punjabi project Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan.