Bollywood and TV actresses who endured abusive relationships
Women power may be the buzzword today, but crimes against the fairer sex show no signs of abating anytime soon. Most actresses have always been vocal about crimes against women and inspire their followers to fight back, it is shocking that some of them choose to silently endure it until it assumes dangerous proportions.
Veteran actress Rati Agnihotri registered a police complaint against her architect-husband Anil Virwani. The couple has been married for nearly 30 years with a son, Tanuj, whose acting career took off last year. Virwani's sinking business has been attributed as an apparent reason for his violent streak.
The former beauty queen-turned-actress tied the knot with New York-based businessman Prince Tuli in 2008. Four years into her marriage, she filed a complaint against her husband for physical abuse and unnatural sex. The case is still on and Yukta has alleged that she still gets threat calls from her husband.
She tied knot with her engineer-beau Mitul Sanghavi in 2010. Apparently, her in-laws interfered greatly in their personal life and money matters while objecting to her acting career. Rucha filed a case against her in-laws when they reportedly attacked her and her father. Sources said the actress was also starved.
Rashmi Desai and Nandish Sandhu decided to exchange wedding vows in 2012. Initially, it was said that she was possessive and would not let her husband hang out with his friends. Later, there was buzz that the actress was a victim of physical violence and therefore, had opted for legal separation. But early this year, the couple has come together not only in real life, but also on reel, and everything seems hunky dory between them.
Glamorous yesteryear actress, reportedly faced physical abuse at the hands of her then beau (and rumoured husband) Sanjay Khan right in the middle of a party with people watching them. Later, she married the not-so-successful actor Mazhar Khan and went through the ordeal again. The actress even went public accusing her husband of physical abuse.
Shweta Tiwari and Raja Chaudhary wed in 1998 and has a daughter, Palak. Shweta was living a happy life apparently until Raja started becoming insecure about her growing popularity. It is said that he would often create a scene on the set of her shows and forcibly manage her money, he initially decided to bear the torture for the sake of their daughter, but finally filed for a divorce in 2007.