Actress Nisha Rawal, who had earlier accused husband Karan Mehra of domestic violence, has now opened up on her side of the story.
As per a report in TOI, Nisha stated, “One of the charges filed by me against him is of domestic violence. I hadn’t spoken about it for so many years as I understand that for an actor his career and image are of utmost importance. In spite of being considerate and compassionate I have had to face something like this. This is definitely about Karan having an extra marital affair, me trying to work on the marriage, him not even taking responsibility of the child and constant abuse over the years, which I have never spoken about. I have evidence to authenticate my claim.”
When asked why she put up with it for this long, she responded, “Because I love him. I still do. It wasn’t easy for me to go ahead with the FIR. That’s why I put up with this behaviour. Every time he would apologise and promise to not repeat it, I would forgive him. But I finally decided to not be one of those women who worry more about the image. I had to speak the truth and stand up for myself and many more who have been through this hell like me.”
She further revealed what she has learnt he cheated over the years. She said, “I learnt about him being involved with another woman around a couple of months ago. I saw his text messages to the girl, I saw them for myself. Even after that, I sat him down and told him to talk about it. I have not behaved like a woman who will rip a man into pieces. I asked him if he didn’t want to continue then no problem. I flew down to his parents in Noida. My own mother got to know about it a few weeks ago. I hid it from my family and friends, as I wanted to save the marriage. After my mother learnt about the trouble in our marriage, I told her that I was still willing to work on it if he wanted to. After putting up for so long, around a month ago I told him that if he continues to behave like this, then we should split and he agreed. I told him that let’s settle it amicably and agree on an X amount. I made my resume, circulated it and started asking for a job since a month. I will do any work to support my child.”
She also touched upon the issue of allegedly asking for an exorbitant sum of money as alimony. She stated, “It’s about my child and me. I got to know about his affair, repeated abuses… I ignored it, because I wanted to keep the marriage intact and I was also worried about his image of Naitik…goody-two-shoes. I have loved him and his parents. Over the years, Karan has been the financial head of our family and has taken control of everything, right from Kavish’s and my income that comes in from advertisements, etc. He has taken a lot of bills directly into his account. He would also transfer money from my account. I don’t even know what my loan account numbers, my property papers are because you trust your partner. I invested in a relationship with complete faith. I finally told him that you are having an affair, you are not happy with me, you don’t want to live with me, but now we have a child. If I wasn’t a mother, I would have walked out. But that’s not the case. I would have still walked out if he had left anything for me from my earnings. He has sold my wedding jewellery as well. I don’t know where I felt short as a wife. I have supported him financially, given my all. Despite everything, he has been misbehaving and talking ill about my mother.”
She denied Karan’s allegations that she banged her own head against the wall, questioning why she would do that as her face is the most precious thing for her as an actress, TOI reports. She said, “Whatever I have said is the truth and it happened to me and now Karan will say whatever he wants to say. He obviously won’t accept. The person who has no conscience for his own kid, and even after getting separated he is doing such things, what else can you expect. A lot of things are shocking to me and I have cried a lot after reading his statements. I know he’s saying that I banged my face against the wall but I am an actor why would I do that. For me my face is precious. I have a child, why would I do that. Bipolar is a mood disorder which happens due to extreme trauma and it’s genetic sometimes. I was diagnosed with bipolarity and I am not going to lie about it as I am not ashamed about it. But I am not a psycho, it is a mood disorder. And you all know how balanced I am. I create content for the web, I make videos and write about things. I don’t have to prove anything. In September 2014, I was 5 months pregnant and I lost my child. Recently, I made a Mom’s group where women who lost their child could speak up about it as when I lost my child I did not have anyone to talk about the loss. I wanted to go to my parents and talk to them because it was a very big trauma for me. In the middle of it my husband was beating me up, abusing me, he was unavailable, totally detached and that’s when I went to a therapist. In fact, Karan had stopped me from going to a therapist, he didn’t let me go to a gym, he was very controlling in everything. But I went to the therapist. I was detected with a depressive phase of bipolarity. I took medication for it for the next two-three months and I was fine. It was in 2014. My last medication was anti anxiety and it was nothing to do with bipolarity because obviously this man was troubling me. My last medication was in August 2020. I have my prescription, if you need you can reach out to my therapist and speak to him.”
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Talking about the incident of the assault, she said, “I don’t want a father like Karan Mehra for my child who is unethical. If you have an affair with someone just speak up and get separated, you don’t have to make it so dirty. But he lost his plot yesterday because for the first time, I voiced whatever I was feeling. I told him he is a bad human being and I did not say anything which was unnatural. I had bottled up everything and it came out yesterday. He got upset, he stood up and I thought he went out of the room, but he actually held my hand and pushed me against the wall. I think even he did not realise in anger that it would get out of hand this time. When the blood started flowing, I realised what had happened and he did not stop, he held my neck and pinned me on the wall. I asked him why he hit me so much. Everyone was at home when he did this. My mom was at home, Vickey, my brother and a servant. Thankfully, Kavish was sleeping otherwise I would have not forgiven Karan even if that little kid had seen blood. I really thought about what I should do after the incident and then I dialed 100. I told myself that I need to stand. The police came home.”
Nisha also revealed a previous incident where she allegedly had to pear the pain of a fractured toe for 2 months as Karan had refused to take her to the hospital. She recalled, “I got hurt at home and injured a toe. I kept requesting him to take me to the doctor but he just ignored me. You will feel that a strong girl like me, why do I need to take permission from him? Because Karan had all the control. If there was any transaction in my account he would transfer to his account and then he would do what he wanted to do. For two months I lived with that fractured toe. You can confirm that with my doctor. For the media it is an overnight thing but a lot of my close friends knew that things were not great in my marriage like Rohit Verma and Munisha Khatwani. I had just asked Karan to take care of his future and education. I told him I would take care of the expenses till he reaches 12th standard and you have 12 years to earn money, and if I can take care later also I will do it. I had clearly told him that I will always support him and never hold things against him.”
Finally, Nisha’s close friend also shared, “I am witness to this. Nisha did not ask anything for herself from Karan. She only asked for her son’s alimony. She wanted him to just take care of the child’s education. She was looking for a job for the last few months and she was ready to work or even sweep the floor at McDonalds.”
As per a report in HT, Karan responded denying the allegations wife Nisha leveled against him stating, “All these allegations are bound to come up and I will be linked with many people. These stories are baseless. I haven’t cheated on her and I am not having an extramarital affair.”
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