The grievance of home violence was filed on February 19, 2019 whereby Arzoo had stated that that they had fought over Siddharth’s alcohol consumption and thereafter Siddharth had dragged her into a toilet at 4 am and hit her badly.
When contacted, Arzoo confirmed that it was true. “Sure, I’ve filed for divorce. Sufficient is sufficient and I’m not going to take this mendacity down anymore. I swallowed my pleasure; I attempted, and I attempted my finest. However issues got here to a head and I could not proceed with Siddharth. I had to this point not spoken within the media, not even after I was hounded by calls from journalists two years in the past. However I’ll speak immediately. I wish to let you know that he has pulled me by my neck and tried to throw me out of the flat. He has slapped me. He has kicked me in my abdomen. There have been days after I was overwhelmed up black and blue and I could not come out as a result of I did not need my bruises to be seen.”
Arzoo additional stated that the abuse was not simply bodily however Siddharth used the choicest of expletives on her. “Mujhe bahut gandi gaaliyan deta tha. Think about, he even hurled casteist abuses at me. He additionally advised me that I’m a bai (maid).”
All this had an adversarial impact on Arzoo’s well-being. “I suffered blackouts and my fingers and legs used to swell up. I ended getting sleep and if I managed to sleep then I might out of the blue get up at 2 am,” she revealed.
When did this all start? Arzoo replied, “Siddharth first raised his hand on me two years after our marriage. And after our son was born three years after we turned man and spouse, he merely drifted aside. He began sleeping in one other room. After that, I discovered that he has a Russian girlfriend; he was consistently on chats along with her. I confronted him about her. I do not know in the event that they’re collectively now as a result of he stays individually. Thoughts you, I’ve these chats and the CCTV footage of his violence and it might assist me to get justice.”
Surprisingly, Siddharth’s violence, Arzoo added, went on to escalate when she advised him that they need to attempt to make their marriage work. “He turned extra aggressive after that.”
Arzoo, who has additionally performed TV reveals like ‘Naagin 2′ and ‘Ek Ladki Anjaani Si’, relayed that she has sufficient proof in opposition to Siddharth which she has gathered to justify her submitting of divorce.
Arzoo’s in-laws have handed away. “I’ve a sister-in-law however she does not wish to get into this,” Arzoo elaborated, when requested in regards to the different folks in her life from Siddharth’s facet. “He advised me he is aware of how the authorized system works and he’ll nachao me for 15 years”.
Siddharth, Arzoo additionally stated, doesn’t pay her enough upkeep. “Actually, no matter little he pays is spent in paying to family staff. Add this to the truth that he has 5 vehicles and hasn’t given me one.”
As for Siddharth’s equation with their youngster, Arzoo stated, “He loves our youngster, and as we converse, he has him in his home. I’ve by no means disadvantaged our youngster from assembly his father and spending time with him.”
Concluded Arzoo, “No lady needs to interrupt her marriage. That is the very last thing she does solely when she has been pushed in opposition to the wall and has no alternative. The gaalis, violence and infidelity had grow to be insufferable.”
When contacted and advised about Arzoo’s model of him meting out abuses, violence on her and he having a Russian girlfriend, Siddharth saved slicing us and stated, “Let Arzoo say what she needs. I do not wish to say something. The matter is underneath subjudice. Please do not name me for any feedback and even in future should you guys have a narrative on this matter, my blanket assertion is ‘No feedback’.”
Advocate Ishika Tolani is representing Arzoo within the case. Tolani, when contacted, stated, “As a consequence of COVID instances, the divorce proceedings of the stated case have been delayed. However sure, I’m Arzoo’s lawyer in her dispute in opposition to her husband.” Tolani’s colleague Anagha Nimbhkar stated, “Now that the courts have resumed from August 2 in full power, this matter ought to come up quickly.”
Arzoo and Siddharth even went via the obligatory counselling session however couldn’t converge on a reconciliation. Their marriage had taken place in 2010 after a quick courtship interval.