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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Deepak Tijori’s woes: When the actor discovered that his wife wasn’t his wife at all

Actor Deepak Tijori is in deep domestic trouble. After a fight with his wife Shivani Tomar recently, not only did he get thrown out of his house, he also discovered later that his wife hasn’t divorced her first husband. And while this makes his marriage to her null and void, she has gone ahead and filed for a divorce and is demanding maintenance.

bollywood Updated: Mar 31, 2017 13:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Deepak Tijori is best remembered for his role in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. He recently directed Do Lafzon Ki Kahani starring Randeep Hooda.
Deepak Tijori is best remembered for his role in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. He recently directed Do Lafzon Ki Kahani starring Randeep Hooda.(Viral Bhayani)

Actor Deepak Tijori, who starred in a number of hit films including Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, is in the news for the most bizarre reason.

The actor, who has been married to Shivani Tomar for more than 20 years, was thrown out of his home after he had a fight with her recently. His troubles didn’t end there. He later discovered that his wife, with whom he has a 20-year-old daughter Samara, isn’t his wife at all--at least, legally.

Confused? Here’s what happened... After his fight with Shivani, Deepak consulted a lawyer. Turned out, Shivani hadn’t divorced her first husband in the first place, making his marriage to her null and void.

That, however, hasn’t stopped Shivani from filing for divorce and demanding maintenance from the actor. A report in says, “Shivani filed for divorce and maintenance, which Deepak can ill-afford. However, Deepak just realised that Shivani is not his legal wife!”

The report further adds, “After consulting a counsellor, Deepak happened to check if Shivani had divorced her first husband. Imagine his horror when he discovered that she had not!”

To complicate the matter further, his equation with his daughter isn’t smooth either. A friend of the actor was quoted in the report as saying, “Shivani’s marriage to Deepak is null and void if she hadn’t divorced her first husband. So why should Deepak maintain her cost of living? Samara is not a minor, she is 20 years old. So she doesn’t qualify for maintenance. As far as her relationship with her father goes, it’s nice but tilted in favour of Shivani; Samara is closer to Shivani than to Deepak.”

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First Published: Mar 31, 2017 12:57 IST

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