The media reports of Jwala-Azharuddin affair seems to be taking a new turn. Twenty six-year-old shuttler Jwala Gutta is reportedly now filing for divorce from her husband Chetan Anand, also a shuttler.
According to a mediareport, Jwala has confirmed that she is filing for divorce with her husband but denied that it had anything to do with cricketer-turned-politician Mohd Azharuddin.
Earlier, there were reports in the media that the split between Azharuddin and his actress wife Sangeeta Bijlani was linked to Azhar’s alleged affair with Badminton player Jwala Gutta.
However, talking to HT City, Azharuddin had rubbished these reports as baseless and disgusting. “This speculation about trouble in my married life is completely rubbish, baseless and disgusting. I am so upset. Log dusron ke gharon mein jhaanknein se pehle apne ghar mein kyon nahi dekhte? (People should look into their homes before casting aspersions on others). I’m very hurt,” he said.
On his association with Jwala, he said, “I’ve known Jwala for many years. She’s a friend and will always be. I have many friends but does that mean that I am going around with them? Why spoil a lady’s reputation? Just leave her alone.”
Azhar had also hinted that these stories had been planted by people in the Badminton Association of India, who wanted to tarnish his image since he tried to contest for the presidents’ elections last month. He said, “These are planted stories and motivated by people, who are against me in the Badminton Association of India. They are so upsetting.”