Are Akanksha Sharma’s allegations against Yuvi’s mom made up?
While Bigg Boss contestant Akanksha Sharma continues to make serious allegations against Yuvraj Singh’s family, we spoke to Shabnam Singh’s lawyer who rubbished these allegations.tv Updated: Oct 22, 2016 18:28 IST
Akanksha Sharma, who was married to cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s younger brother, Zorawar, continues to make serious allegations against Yuvraj’s mother Shabnam on the TV reality show that she is participating in. HT spoke exclusively to Shabnam’s lawyer, Damanbir Singh Sobti, who made some shocking revelations while defending his client.
While confiding in a co-contestant on the reality show, Gurgaon-based Akanksha claimed that the family made her starve for money and it was a struggle to get Rs 3,000 a month. Stating that it’s the husband’s responsibility to maintain the wife and not mother-in-law’s, Sobti clarifies, “Apart from giving her cash, Shabnam Singh used to give her Rs 20,000 through RTGS every month. The wedding lasted for four months and she was in that house till September 2014 but my client kept giving her money till April 2015. Then she threatened to go to press with false stories and demanded money. That’s when Zorawar filed a divorce petition, which is pending in Chandigarh.”
Further, Akanksha has alleged that Shabnam accompanied the couple on their honeymoon and also stayed in the same room. Calling it absolutely false, Sobti adds, “Shabnam and family had a strong suspicion immediately after the wedding that Akanksha was on some sort of substance abuse. They spoke to her mother, Monica, who admitted that her daughter had a problem.
It was Monica’s request that they should not leave her (Akanksha) alone, that Shabnam bore all the expenses and both the mothers went with the couple to Goa.” Sobti has shared evidences with HT including air tickets booked by Yuvi’s mother for all four people, hotel bills for three rooms and bank account statements showing monthly money transfer.
While Akanksha alleged that Shabnam pressurised her to get pregnant, Sobti says it is a bunch of lies. Ask him if the family got the daughter-in-law checked for any serious addiction, Sobti says, “There was obviously counselling by both the mothers. They advised her to stay busy, do some hobbies and made her join some cooking, painting and dancing classes, which she only attended for a couple of days.”
Akanksha has also said she was on a rebound after her breakup, and if her mother had asked her to marry a dog, she would have readily done so. Reacting to this, Sobti says, “Calling or comparing your husband to a dog on national television is sabotaging. My client’s family is contemplating legal action for an appropriate remedy.”
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First Published: Oct 22, 2016 18:26 IST