10:11 GMT 06/02/2021 (updated 13:50 GMT 06/03/2021) Get short url
Popular Indian television actor Karan Mehra was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting his wife, actor Nisha Rawal. Her friends came to her aid.
On Monday evening, actor Karan Mehra was arrested at his Mumbai apartment for allegedly assaulting his wife, fellow actor Nisha Rawal.
Rawal made some shocking revelations during a press conference Tuesday in which she said her marriage was falling apart after she recently found out her husband was having an affair. She also accused him of domestic violence in the past.
During an argument on Monday night, Rewal claims that Mehra became violent.
“He [Karan] grabbed my hair and hit my head against the wall. Before I could even tell I was bleeding, he held me against the wall and grabbed my neck. I even yelled at him and asked why he hates me so, ”she said.
Rewal told police that her brother was also in the apartment – he apparently attacked Mehra to protect her.
For his part, Mehra denies having an affair and says the allegations are “unfounded”. He claims his wife is bipolar and has anger management problems.
“I’m not a psycho, it’s a mood disorder. I had bipolar disorder in 2014 after miscarriage because my husband was unavailable and completely separated from me (sic), ”he argued.
Several of Rawal’s friends came up to support her, including fashion designer Rohit Verma, who shared pictures of Nisha with a cut on her forehead and blood trickling down her face.
Verma said: “I have seen suffering in silence for years, finally she decided to utter her cry for help and stand up for herself and the child. A distant cry for help from a friend. Horrified to see my best friend in such a state … (sic). “
Tarot card reader Munisha Khatwani also posted the photo of Nisha’s injury – said she had known about the couple’s abusive relationship for years and it was time to break the silence.
Actress Kashmera Shah also weighed in and accused Mehra of lying.
“I’m with Nisha and apparently he hit her and he hit her the last couple of times and we found out when we got into the house and Nisha was silent because it’s a very personal thing.” She told the entertainment website ETimes.
“He screwed up a lot of financial things. We knew there were problems but we didn’t know how much. And even as a best friend you can’t get involved, you can just be with her,” added Kashmera.
Shocked by the incident, several other television stars, including Dalljiet Kaur, Mouli Ganguly and Riddhima Tiwari, have voiced their concerns.
Popular Indian actors Rawal and Mehra married on November 24, 2012 after a couple of years of relationship – they have a four-year-old son named Kavish.