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We are Kapoors, we do not need anyone’s money: Randhir Kapoor

Randhir Kapoor lashes out against his daughter Karisma’s estranged ­husband Sunjay Kapur.

bollywood Updated: Jan 15, 2016 18:44 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
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Sunjay Kapur’s lawyers filed a petition in a Mumbai court that Karisma Kapoor married him for money, and later cheated on him.(Agencies)

Actor Randhir Kapoor is an enraged father, after reports of ­allegations that his daughter Karisma Kapoor married Delhi businessman Sunjay Kapur for money, and later cheated on him, hit Mumbai tabloids on Friday. The allegations were made in a fresh divorce petition filed in Mumbai’s Bandra Court by Sunjay Kapur’s lawyers. The couple has been going through a murky legal battle for the past couple of years.

Rubbishing allegations that Karisma has been trying to extract money from Sunjay Kapur who runs the leading auto components firm Sona Koyo Steering Systems, Randhir Kapoor told HT, “Everyone knows our ­credentials. We are Kapoors. We don’t need to run after anyone’s money. We have been blessed with not only money, but our talent can support us for the rest of our lives.”

Randhir Kapoor said that he never wanted Karisma to marry Sunjay in the first place. (HT Photo)

Randhir adds that he never wanted his daughter to marry Sunjay Kapur in the first place. “Sunjay is a third class man. I never wanted Karisma marrying him. He has debauchery in his ­system and never cared for his wife. He has been giving bull*** to her, and living with another woman. The entire Delhi knows how he is. I would not like to say anything more than this,” he says.

Meanwhile, Karisma Kapoor’s lawyer Kranti Sathe also denied the allegations made in Sunjay’s petition. “The allegations against Karisma are all false. We shall soon give a reply, but the onus is on Sunjay to prove these allegations in the court,” she says.

Read: Kareena Kapoor is too busy to start a family, says Karisma

Our efforts to reach Sunjay Kapur for comment did not meet with success. His court petition, filed by lawyers Aman and Priya Hingorani, and as quoted by Mumbai Mirror, says Karisma Kapoor “failed as a wife, a daughter-in-law and a ­mother.” It also claims that she had an extramarital affair.

Sunjay tied the knot with actor Karisma Kapoor in 2003, and the couple has two kids — Samaira, 10 ,and Kiaan, 6. Karisma, who moved to Delhi after marriage, shifted back to Mumbai with the kids in 2011, and stays with her mother, Babita. The couple later filed for divorce by mutual consent. However, in November last year, Karisma withdrew the petition stating that her husband had failed to comply with the financial commitments made in the consent terms signed by both of them.

Excerpts from the divorce ­petition filed by Sunjay Kapur

1 Karisma married Sunjay for his money and “in a calculated and clinical manner” sponged off his family to pursue a ­lavish lifestyle.

2 Karisma married Sunjay on the rebound in 2003 after her break-up with Abhishek Bachchan. Karisma has failed not only as a wife and daughter-in-law, but also as a mother.

3 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 the latter passed away after six months “while pining for them”.

4 When Sunjay asked Karisma to be the sole trustee for the trust fund for the kids, she refused that and wanted her sister Kareena to be her successor. But when Sunjay refused, she stopped him from meeting his kids.

5 Karisma chose her career over Sunjay and stayed in Mumbai even after he pleaded her to come back to Delhi.

6 He accused her for using her PR machinery to show him and his family in bad light while she was herself into an extramarital relationship.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

First Published: Jan 15, 2016 18:42 IST