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How can we ever forget her gorgeous wedding look wherein she had ditched the traditional red colour and looked resplendent in a golden, pink and yellow lehenga? Kasamh Se actress, Priyaa Bathija made everyone swoon over her bridal look in 2017 when she tied the knot with DJ beau, Kawaljeet Saluja. With Kawaljeet, love knocked on Priyaa’s door for the second time and just when everyone was expecting a ‘happily ever after’, news about trouble in their paradise surfaced in media. (Also Read: Katrina Kaif On Her Breakup With Ranbir Kapoor, Says I Had To Break Before I Could Rebuild Myself)
Sometime back, a Bombay Times report had suggested that Priyaa Bathija and Kawaljeet Saluja have apparently been living separately for over a year now. The Bombay Times quoted a source as saying, “Problems started cropping up six months after their marriage. They tried counselling, but that didn’t help. Kawaljeet even shifted to Mumbai for a few months to resolve their differences, but it couldn’t fix things. They started fighting over petty issues, and it was best to live separately.”
Now when SpotboyE contacted Priyaa Bathija to speak over the issue, the actress got candid about her now ex-husband, Kawaljeet Saluja. Priyaa said, "It is unfortunate that we have to speak about this; you would expect how a girl who is going through divorce the second time (earlier married to actor Jatin Shah) feels! Like any girl, I wanted to have a fairytale wedding, otherwise why would I agree to marry again? Having lost faith in love marriage, I agreed for an arranged match. I had hoped this was for good, which is why I even agreed to put my career on pause and spend time in Raipur."
The Suryaputra Karn star added, “But what I thought and what was--- were two different things altogether! After marriage when I moved to Raipur to stay with him and his parents - it appeared that my husband wanted to settle down in Mumbai! At first, I thought, I couldn't have asked for more! Surprisingly, my MIL was adamant that we shift to Mumbai, bag and baggage. I made every effort to help my husband in his career, but never did he treat this as a serious relationship. I was, in fact, a ticket to his life in Mumbai." (Also Read: Rocky Jaiswal's 'Superhero' Hina Khan's Sweet Gesture For Him Proves Love Is All About Little Things)
Revealing the reason behind their separation, Priyaa Bathija shared, "I had hoped to not speak about this, but after the BT article, I have no choice. I don’t want to get into the details of how this marriage went kaput. Okay, let me tell you, that it was a case of domestic violence and one day it grew really out of hand; I had to complain to the cops; I filed a NC in Oshiwara Police Station.”
Priyaa Bathija and Kawaljeet Saluja have signed the divorce papers. Elaborating on the same, Priyaa went on to say, “I wish him all the best, but honestly it’s unfortunate that it had to end this way! He made me sign the divorce papers by mutual consent; my Dad just wanted it to end so I complied. I believe in second chances and I believe in forgiving. I had hoped to forgive Kawal, who married me on false pretexts, that there was vital information about his life that was hidden from me and my family which we later found out.”
Priyaa Bathija feels that it is time for her to move on and concentrate on her professional career. The Daayan star said, “Despite that, I did not receive the respect I deserved and was only subjected to physical and emotional trauma, the proof of which can be found in the medical bill and the police complaint filed by my family and me. At this point, to go further into any more detail will only question my dignity and I choose to move on and not dwell into my past. I am grateful to be doing great work currently (now seen prominently in Ekta Kapoor's Daayan) and promise my fans they will be seeing a lot more of me in the recent times to come." When SpotboyE had contacted Kawaljeet Saluja to comment on the same, he stated, "No comments". (Also Read: Isha Ambani Piramal Makes Homemade Ice-Cream For Sis-In-Law, Radhika Merchant And Chopra Sisters)
We wish happiness and more power to Priyaa Bathija!