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It may seem strange for once lovers turned husband and wife to drift apart, but it is a lot better than living in an unhappy marriage that no longer makes you happy. But in our culture, marriages are considered a sacred affair as once you are tied to someone, there is no turning back. However, thanks to the modernisation, now girls are taking a strong stand and moving out of troubled marriages. And that's the case with television actress, Shweta Tiwari, who never got afraid to speak her heart out. She has always stood for the right and has given many girls courage when she had lodged an FIR (for domestic violence) against her first husband, Raja Chaudhary. (Recommend Read: Kareena Kapoor Can't Have Enough Of Punjab's Sarso Ka Saag, Makhan, Roti, Sis Karisma Kapoor Reacts)
A couple of months ago, Shweta made it to the headlines again when she had filed a domestic violence case against her second husband, Abhinav Kohli. According to the reports, she had filed a case at Samta Nagar Police Station in Mumbai and Abhinav was immediately taken into police custody for 2 days. He was accused of using inappropriate language to his step-daughter, Palak. And while the gossipmongers were speculating on what went wrong in the actress' life 'again', her daughter, Palak had talked about the same in an open letter on social media.
Till now, Shweta has maintained a dignified silence about hitting the rough patch in her marriage. However, she talked about the same at a recent media interaction for the show, Mere Dad Ki Dulhan. During the media round, Shweta was asked to give a message for women, who are facing domestic violence in their marriage. To which, the actress stated that there are a lot of people who tell her, "Achha? Dobara bhi problem? Aisa ho nahi sakta. Aisa kyu nahi ho sakta? At least I have the guts that if I faced a problem again, I could speak up about my problems without any fear whatsoever. What others think of me is none of my concern. I will only do what is right for my child and my personal growth."
She further stated, "There are people who indulge in infidelity even after marriage. At least I'm better than all of that. I had the courage to tell that I don't want to stay with you. So, I will do what is right for me without caring about what others think of me."
For those who don't know, Shweta had tied the knot with Abhinav Kohli in the year 2013 and together they had welcomed their son, Reyansh in 2016. But this year, their marriage had hit the rough patch as Shweta had lodged a police complaint against Abhinav and had accused him of domestic violence. And her daughter, Palak Tiwari (from her first marriage) had cleared the air with a long note that could be read as "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, it's 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 ever 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." (Also Read: Deepika Padukone Falls Sick After Fun At Best Friend's Wedding, Looks Like She Had Too Much Fun)
Palak had also written about the times when her step-father used to pass inappropriate comments that have left a mark on her. She had written, "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 calibre or even believing it, it is 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 me, 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." (Don't Miss: Sakshi Tanwar Feels Daughter, Dityaa Is The Answer To All Her Prayers, Gave New Meaning To Her Life)
Well, Shweta is definitely an inspiration for all the women!
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