On Monday night, Nisha Rawal filed a police complaint against her husband Karan Mehra for allegedly assaulting her. Following the complaint, Karan was arrested by Goregaon Police. After Karan was released on bail by the court earlier today, he spoke to indianexpress.com and revealed that his wife banged her head against the wall to implicate him. And now Nisha has shared her side of the story, accusing Karan of hitting her multiple times in their 14-year relationship. She also said that the Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actor had an affair that led them to want a divorce.
Nisha spoke to the media and discussed what happened last night at their residence in Mumbai. She said Karan had been postponing a discussion for a long time. But because her brother Ritesh had come home, they wanted him to determine an amount of alimony. During the discussion, Karan and Nisha had a big fight, with the latter using some unsavory words. “Karan just walked out of the room and when I got up to leave, he grabbed my hair and slammed my head against the wall. Before I realized I was bleeding, he pressed me against the wall and held me by the neck. I actually yelled at him to ask why he hates me so much,” Nisha said.
Shaadi Mubarak actor Nisha Rawal also said she recently found out that her husband Karan Mehra was having an affair. While she previously felt it was a flirtation, when she confronted him, Karan accepted that he was in love with someone else. “While I was heartbroken by this revelation, I was trying to work things out, but he wasn’t interested. He showed no remorse or guilt. Then I thought it was better to break up.”
Nisha went on to say that she still loves Karan and was only doing her best to save their marriage. She revealed that he had hit her several times in the past, but she never raised a voice. “I loved him too much. He had the Naitik image in public, of a goody two-shoes. As a partner I supported that because it affects the work. There is no reason to share why I I’ve spoken before. But last night I realized I had to stand up for myself because I don’t want my son to think his mother was weak. Nobody can abuse someone so much physically and mentally,” she said.
Nisha Rawal and Karan Mehra have a four-year-old son, Kavish, and she said her only concern was the future of her child and his higher education. She also said that Karan seemed uninterested in custody of his son and even suggested that he raise Kavish with his grandparents because he would be busy with work.
In response to Karan’s accusations that she hurt herself to get him involved, Nisha said she is an actor and would never do anything to physically hurt herself. “This is my bread and butter. Why would I do it?” she asked, collapsing again. On Karan’s statement that she asked for a hefty amount as alimony, his wife reveals that she has always supported him financially and is able to earn herself. “I had given him all my jewelry to sell to pay off EMIs last year when there was no work. I even told him to move to a smaller place. I’ve been a supportive partner. The money I demanded was only for my son, and I even told Karan that I wouldn’t do it to him if he isn’t able to pay the same.”
Nisha Rawal called herself stupid in love and regretted never taking a stand against domestic violence. She also responded to Karan Mehra’s claim that she was bipolar.
Nisha said, “People still have so much stigma on mental health. Bipolar is a mood disorder and I was diagnosed after I lost my child in 2014. Karan was emotionally unavailable and would hit me even if I was going through a traumatic time. You can’t bring that fact here to bring me down.”
The actor said she has shared all the evidence with the police and is in contact with her lawyers. “I never wanted to do this. I didn’t want to share these issues in the media. I cried after reading what Karan said and was left shocked. When Kavish grows up, I want him to know the truth,” she added in a choked voice.
Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal met in 2008. After dating for a few years, they tied the knot in 2012.