Karisma Kapoor married Sunjay Kapur on 29 September 2003 in a Sikh styled gala wedding ceremony, an event attended by the who’s who of the film industry. Karisma has been staying in Mumbai for the past many years with the kids Samiera and Kiaan and even got back to her acting career. Sunjay is an industrialist based in Delhi.
In 2014, the two decided to end their 12 year long marriage and filed for a divorce through mutual consent. In November, the family court judge I J Nanda made a decision to dispose the petition of divorce by mutual consent after the two chose to file an application to withdraw it.
Sunjay had filed a fresh divorce petition, through lawyers Aman and Priya Hingorani, in December. He alleges that the Bollywood star did not comply with consent terms of their separation, and has “extracted” substantial amount of money from him.
The Delhi-based industrialist now claims in a fresh divorce petition filed in the Bandra family court that Karisma had married him for his money.
According to reports, the petition suggests that Karisma married Sunjay on the rebound in 2003 after her break-up with Abhishek Bachchan, and portrays her as the culprit in the troubled 11-year-long marriage with Sunjay.”The respondent [Karisma] has failed not only as a wife and daughter-in-law, but also as a mother,” it states. Sunjay has also claimed that Karisma used the young kids 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 after pining for them for six months. 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 custody of the children is still under dispute. However, Karisma’s advocate, Kranti Sathe, has rubbished all the allegations. He was reported saying that they will tell the court that he is causing great harm to the children’s welfare by spreading false stories. They don’t want trial by media.