In quite a bitter twist to their troubled marriage, Sanjay Kapur has claimed that Karisma Kapoor married him for his money and “in a calculated and clinical manner”.
In a petition filed in the Bandra family court, Mumbai Mirror reports it states that Kapoor married Kapur while on the rebound in 2003 after her break-up with Abhishek Bachchan. He also portrayed Kapoor as the main culprit in their 11-year marriage. The businessman, who heads Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd, has also claimed that Karisma chose her career over him and stayed in Mumbai “despite his pleading for her to join him in Delhi”.
The petition from Kapur adds, “The respondent [Karisma] has failed not only as a wife and daughter-in-law, but also as a mother.”
Mumbai Mirror reports Kapur claiming Karisma using their children as “pawns” and didn’t let the Kapur family meet them frequently in her bid to claim more money. She even “cruelly deprived” Sunjay’s ailing father access to Samaira and Kiaan, and he passed away six months “while pining for them”.
Kranti Sathe, Karisma’s lawyer branded Sanjay’s accusations atrocious and false. “We will tell the court that he is causing great harm to the children’s welfare by spreading false stories. We don’t want trial by media,” Sathe said.