A look at some of the best-known family rows in showbiz
Liz Hurley: After the wedding comes the father-in-law. Liz’s big-ticket shaadi to NRI businessman Arun Nayar in Jodhpur is over, but Page 3 hacks can look forward to a new act in the celebrity circus. Liz has reportedly gone ‘ballistic’ after dad-in-law Vinod Nayar criticised her for ‘blatant commercialism’. Nayar Sr. even accused the newly-weds of humiliating him at the wedding — he has disowned the couple. Stung, Liz has declared she will reimburse the family for a cancelled £ 30,000 post-wedding party. Talk of sasur-bahu soap in real life.
Mallika Sherawat: When Reema Gill nee Lamba divorced her pilot hubby to enter showbiz as the all-new Mallika Sherawat, Mr Gill wasn’t the only man unhappy. Her conservative father in Rohtak fumed and publicly disowned her, even as Bollywood’s new oomph girl kissed co-star Himanshu Malik 17 times in itsy-bitsy nothings, in her debut flick Khwaahish. “My father wants to hide himself in a burkha,” Mallika reportedly wailed. The two haven’t patched up yet.
Aamir Khan: Bollywood’s Mr. Perfect believes in doing everything the official way. So, in July 2000, when Aamir severed ties with dad, producer Tahir Hussain, he had his lawyer post a notice in trade magazines that went: “Mr. Aamir Khan, a cine artiste, is not associated with the business of production of cinematographic films of his father Mr. Tahir Hussain Khan...” The break-up reportedly happened due to Aamir’s disapproval of his father’s alleged involvement with actress Divya Palat.
Amisha Patel: Petite Miss Patel sued her parents in 2004, charging them with ‘mismanaging’ her assets to the tune of Rs 120 million. When Amisha wanted the money back, her parents reportedly told her it was all used up. The affair had been a long-standing family issue before she went to court.
Sarika: Sarika rebelled against her mother, who managed her career and income since she started acting at the age of five. Reportedly tired of her mother’s dominating ways, Sarika one day just walked out of home with no belongings except the clothes she was wearing and her car. Sarika slept in the car for days and eventually made a comeback. She never returned to her mother.