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Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, January 08, 2013
Actor and Bigg Boss contestant Rajev Paul might have threatened his ex-wife and co-contestant Delnaaz Irani that he will file a defamation case against her family if they say “one more insulting statement” against him, while on the Bigg Boss show, but Delnaaz’s family is unperturbed. “Defamation case? Oh! We are scared,” says an angry Roda Irani, Delnaaz’s mother, adding, “I can do so many cases against him (Rajev). Just because my daughter doesn’t talk he has been mistreating her. My daughter would be out all day trying to make ends meet and this guy (Rajev) would be sitting at home, socialising on Facebook.”

Ask Roda about the divorce contract that Rajev mentioned, which allegedly states that Delnaaz’s family will not make any damaging statements against him and she says, “Contract? What contract? It’s all b*******! He is just saying random things to put pressure on Delnaaz and hide his own guilt.”

Defending himself against ex-mom-in-law’s allegations, Rajev had said that he has still made a name for himself in India but Bakhtiyar, (Delnaaz’s brother), who had come to the house as a guest earlier and had given a piece of his mind to Rajev, has had to go to Dubai, to get work. Reacting to that Bakhtiyar says, “Yes, Rajev’s surely made a name for himself in India and that’s why we never get to see him in any film or serial. My gross annual income is more than what Rajev and his entire family has ever earned in their lives. Anda aur bread kharidne ki aukat nahin aur defamation case karne chala hai!”

Bakhtiyar is disgusted with Rajev’s “touchy-feely” behaviour with the girls in the house. “He has always been like that. He would even flirt with Delnaaz’s friends,” he says. Well, what started as fodder to drive TRPs of a  reality show, has turned into a personal family feud that’s now out in the open.