By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
If someone faces a traumatic experience in love for the first time, it takes a lot of courage to step into the world of love again and giving it a second chance. And what if you give love a second chance but it once again lets you to the traumatic phase all over again, you’ll be shattered right? Unfortunately, Shweta Tiwari has been facing trouble in her second marriage too! Shweta was earlier married to Raja Chaudhary, when she was 19. After almost a decade and a beautiful daughter, Palak Tiwari, they had opted out of their unhappy marriage. (Also Read: Shweta Tiwari Faces Domestic Violence, Files Complaint Against Abhinav Kohli For Slapping Daughter)
Shweta Tiwari had faced domestic violence in her marriage with Raja Chaudhary, but after reinstating her faith in love, she had tied the knot with Abhinav Kohli, who had wholeheartedly accepted Palak Tiwari and treated her as his own daughter. Shweta and Abhinav were blessed with a baby boy, Reyansh Kohli on November 27, 2016. Despite constant reports about trouble in Abhinav and Shweta’s married life and the couple refuting the rumours time and again, a SpotboyE report claiming that she had lodged a police complaint against Abhinav, accusing him of domestic violence. This has shaken their fans to the core.
The report stated that Abhinav Kohli had even raised his hand on his step-daughter, Palak Tiwari, in a fit of rage! Finally, reacting to the rumours and clarifying the situation, Palak took to her Instagram and penned down a long letter shedding light on the issue. Beginning her note by thanking everyone for the concern, Palak wrote, “Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who’s reached out to express their concern and support. Secondly, I would like to address and clarify a few things out of my own rectitude: The media does not have the facts and they never will. I, Palak Tiwari, was on multiple occasions a victim of domestic abuse NOT my mother, except for the day that the complaint was filed he hadn’t hit my mother. As a reader of the news its often easy to forget that you do not know the truth of what goes on behind closed doors or how much fortitude my mother has shown in both her marriages. This is someone’s household you’re writing about, someone’s life you’re discussing. Many of you fortunately haven’t even dealt with something of such heinous proportions, and hence you have no right to comment, discuss or paint someone else’s image through your biased, misinformed views.”
Revealing that her step-father, Abhinav Kohli has never physically molested or touched her inappropriately, Palak Tiwari continued, “It’s beyond disgusting and its time that I stand up for my mother for she is the strongest person I know and since out of all of us I’m the only person who’s witnessed her struggle day in and day out, my opinion is the only one that matters. Abhinav Kohli has never physically molested me, or touched me inappropriately. Before spreading something of this caliber or even believing it, its imperative you as readers know the veracity of the facts that you’re blindly divulging endlessly. However, he did persistently make inappropriate and disturbing remarks the impact of which is only known to my mother and I, and if any woman from any walk of life were to hear them she would be greatly embarrassed and provoked too. Words which would question the standing dignity of any woman, which you wouldn’t expect to hear from any man, especially not your “father”. Seeing our lives through social media, reading about us in the papers can only tell you so much about our struggles, but never enough to comment on them. Today as a proud daughter, I’m here to tell you that my mother is the most respectable individual that I’ve ever come across, the MOST self sufficient, one who’s never required or even had a man provide for her and has always taken the social standing of a “man” in both the families that we’ve been a part of.”
In an interview with The Times Of India, Abhinav Kohli’s mother broke her silence on the situation and said, "We want things to get better between my son and Shweta Tiwari. We want to do it for our child Reyaansh as he is too young and I don't want him to get mentally disturbed. Abhinav has been doing a lot for his kids and we don't want to affect the kid's psyche. He is too young. The truth will one day come out how much my son Abhinav has sacrificed for both his kids.”
Elaborating on the allegations levied against her son of outraging a women's modesty, Abhinav’s mother continued, "Abhinav and Shweta have been not been on good terms with each other, since last two years, but Abhinav tried to sort out things. He wanted to live with Shweta as Reyaash was too young and it was his dream to live under one roof with both his kids. However, things did not work out between them. Abhinav took care of Palak since she was a kid and Raja Chaudhary had left her. Even while she was in the Bigg Boss house and her mom had to travel to her native place, Abhinav was there to take care of Palak. From her school admission, attending parents meeting in school, to tying her school laces, he has done everything. They have conveniently forgot everything and putting such false and dirty allegations against him just because they want to get rid of him. She wanted to divorce him. I don't want to talk about it further." (Also Read: Zarina Wahab Reacts To Rape Case Against Aditya Pancholi And Jiah Khan Suicide Case Against Sooraj)
According to a report in The Times Of India, a police official had stated, “Shweta Tiwari has registered a case of molestation against Abhinav Kohli. He would make obscene comments about her daughter and even show her obscene videos. He was arrested under Sections 509, 354 (a), 323, 504, 506 of the IPC and 67-A of the IT Act on Sunday, and produced before the court yesterday.”
But a source close to Abhinav Kohli's family later came out revealing his side of the story and has made some severe allegations against Shweta Tiwari. The source was quoted as saying, "Abhinav's family feel that history is repeating and whatever happened with Raja Chaudhary is now happening to Abhinav. Since the time Reyansh was born, Shweta kept him away from Abhinav and there were times she did not let him meet their son. Abhinav compromised a lot, but things got worse as Shweta got abusive during the fights. All these happened with Raja Chaudhary. Abhinav's mother is devastated after the news and is praying for his son.”
Speaking on Abhinav being a protective father unlike what he is projected in the media, the source went on to add, "Abhinav cares a lot about Palak and in fact in one of his recent interviews had also spoken about how he would not like her to do bold scenes. He considers Palak as his daughter and is very protective about her. Shweta likes to play a victim card and she did the same with Raja. She is out of work right now and so she's doing all this to seek attention. Abhinav leads a very simple life and has always stood by Shweta and her family. Recently, when Shweta's father suffered a heart-attack, Abhinav slept in the hospital and took care of him. Abhinav has done whatever he could do to keep Shweta and the family happy."
As per an anonymous Mid-Day report, an actress’ ex-husband has come out and alleged that something similar happened way back in 2010 and he was witness to it. From what looks like the Shweta Tiwari’s situation, the anonymous person had said to the Mid-Day, “My ex-wife was busy with a reality show and our daughter was alone at home. Once, when I entered their house in Malad, I was shocked to see the way he [the accused] was staring at her and touching her inappropriately. This riled me up and we had a heated argument. The matter reached the Malad police where I slapped him at the police station premises."
He had further added, "I was placed under arrest for standing up for my daughter. This man is morally corrupt and always took advantage of my daughter when she was alone. After my legal separation from my wife, I had suggested that she (TV actress) stay away from him (the accused). But she chose to stay with him. I was always worried for them and reiterated that the safety and security of my daughter were at stake, but she paid no heed to my advice."
After learning about the incident, he had texted his daughter. Elaborating on the same, he said, "I do not know how low he stooped to outrage her modesty but I texted my daughter who responded to my messages saying she was 'okay' and that I 'need not worry'. At present she is reeling under mental agony but I will speak to her to know the details in a few days." He is also considering taking the legal route and is in talks with his advocate, "I am not sure what legal support I could extend to my daughter but first I need to speak to her and then I will contact my legal team to safeguard my daughter." (Also Read: Ayushmann Khurrana Shares His Father And Wife Tahira Kashyap's Reaction On His National Award Win)
In an interview with the Bombay Times, Raja Chaudhary reacted on the news and was quoted as saying, "I learnt about it through the media. I have been in touch with my daughter and checked on her this morning. She told me not to worry and that she is fine. It's very disturbing for me as a father."
We hope in the end, only justice prevails!
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