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After the divorce, I was scared and didn’t step out for 17 days: Shaleen Bhanot

tv Updated: Oct 03, 2016 07:45 IST
Monika Rawal
Monika Rawal
Hindustan Times
Shaleen Bhanot,Daljeet Kaur,TV Actor

Actor Shaleen Bhanot says split from wife Daljeet has been really painful.

Actor Shaleen Bhanot is in a better place now. Having been through a messy divorce from ex-wife Daljeet Kaur, the actor now is back to life, spending time with his family. Bhanot has just flown to Australia with his parents and he’s very excited about this much needed trip, which was on hold due to legal restrictions.

“There were a few cases that Daljeet had filed against me because of which, I and my parents were not allowed to travel overseas. Thankfully I have got a clean chit from the court and all accusations and allegations have been warded off. So the first thing I did was take my parents to meet my brother and his family in Australia,” shares Bhanot.

He further adds that he wishes his son was also with him on this family trip. “My son and my niece (Radha) are exactly the same age. I went for a swim with my niece and I really missed my son. I have been craving to spend time with him. Staying away from him is really painful. But you can’t always win in life. A split is never good. We are still trying to cope with the pain and loss.”

N now #familytime it is...haye I just #love my #family 😘😘

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The actor admits that the entire divorce battle took a toll on his personal life but he maintains he would never badmouth his ex-wife. “The reason I never spoke out was because I wanted to keep a mother’s respect and I still would do. Daljeet is the mother of my child and will always be,” he says adding, “After the divorce happened, I was really scared and didn’t step out of the house for first 17 days. And the first time I went out, I had gone to the gym because I wanted to work out and feel fresh and I had all eyes on me, as people form perceptions.”

Though he doesn’t feel it has affected much of his work life. “People who have worked with me know what I am. No producers or show makers were apprehensive of casting me. Just because I was working, I would act sane and not lose my emotional balance.”

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First Published: Oct 03, 2016 07:45 IST