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Music director, Wajid Khan of the iconic duo, Sajid-Wajid, had taken his last breath on June 1, 2020, after a kidney infection had become fatal. According to the reports, he had also tested positive for Coronavirus. Shortly after his death, there was a strong commotion regarding Wajid Khan's family's misdemeanour towards his wife, Kamalrukh Kahn as she had alleged that her late husband's family had forced her to change her religion after marriage. (Recommended Read: Karanvir Bohra's Wife, Tejay Sidhu Gives Birth To A Baby Girl, The Couple Shares The First Picture)
Wajid Khan's wife, Kamalrukh Kahn had also penned a long letter on her experience of an inter-religion marriage as a Parsi, who had married a Muslim. Later, she had also talked about how her late husband's family had scarped all the financial support from her and her children. Now, in an interview with YouTuber Ujjawal Trivedi, Kamalrukh Kahn revealed that the couple lived separately since a long time and that Wajid had threatened her with a divorce. Scroll down to know it all!
Revealing that back in the year 2014, Wajid Khan had threatened to divorce her if she didn't convert, Kamalrukh Kahn said, "He was a wonderful man, a talented musician, but if there was one flaw in him, it was this: he wasn’t strong-minded. He could be easily influenced, especially in matters of faith. We used to fight about this, even after we had two kids. This was the narrative, day in and day out. The last straw was when he threatened to divorce me if I didn’t convert. This was in 2014."
Talking about how had she handled herself through that difficult phase of her life, Kamalrukh said, "He used to leave and stay at his mother’s house, sometimes for months on end. When he threatened to divorce me, I said ‘fine, let’s go ahead’. Even in court, I made my case about being under pressure to convert. His career was at stake, which is why this never came out in the public, but this had been going on since 2014." (Also Read: Inside Photos Of Taimur Ali Khan's 4th Birthday, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu Is In Awe Of Mami Kareena Kapoor)
Earlier, in an interview with the Times Of India, Kamalrukh had spoken about how her in-laws had scaped all financial support from her and her children. She had said, "Now, when what is due to his kids is being taken away, I feel compelled to speak out. Life has brought me to a point where I need to fight for my children's due inheritance as his family has usurped his assets post Wajid's death. I am both father and mother to them, and in practical matters, always have been! My daughter is 16 years and my son is 9 years. I have to pay for their education and our upkeep. I work as a clinical hypnotherapist and our primary source of earning has been Wajid's marital support. If that too is being snatched away by those who haven't bothered to keep in touch with me or my children for the past 7-8 years, on such unfair grounds, I need to fight back on every front."
Kamalrukh had even claimed that her kids were called illegitimate as she had refused to convert to Islam. She had stated that Wajid's mother would ask the singer-composer to remarry to which he would not agree. In her words, "No woman should have to face what I have faced during these 17 years of marriage. If my children's inheritance is under threat and my reputation is being dragged through the mud, I will speak out. No one should be able to get away with this. Legal battles apart, people should know. If an educated, independent woman like me can go through this just because she married for love and did not convert, a lot worse can happen to others that are less empowered. Beyond forced conversions and marriages tied to conversions, I want to focus on the trauma that I have faced. My post isn't against any one religion. All religions are equal, it is how one uses faith to distort matters. I stand against this distortion." (Don't Miss: 'Bollywood Wives' Fame, Seema Khan Wishes Hubby, Sohail Khan Half Century With His Photo With Kids)
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