Chahatt Khanna, recognised for her roles in popular TV shows like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Qubool Hai, has filed for a divorce from husband Farhan Mirza.
The actress who confirmed about her separation in August got married to Farhan in 2013. They have two daughters – Zohar and Amaira.
In an interview with Bombay Times, Chahatt accused him of “sexual and mental abuse.”
“It was not just sexual abuse. I went through financial and mental abuse, too. The atmosphere in the house was driving me crazy.
He would accuse me of prostitution and having an affair with a co-actor. He would make surprise visits on the set of my show (Qubool Hai) and create a fuss when I had to hug or even hold hands with my co-actor on screen.
Once, he threw a fit after I received an invite for the same co-actor’s housewarming party; he concluded that I was dating him,” Chahatt further told TOI.
The actress said Farhan used to allegedly “manhandle” her during fights:
“During both my pregnancies, he would ask me if the babies were his. A day before and four days after the delivery of my second baby, he dragged me out of the house and asked me to leave.
He also used to manhandle me during fights,” Chahatt told TOI.
Chahatt revealed that leaving him wasn’t an overnight decision. She was putting up with him just because of the fear of being judged as her previous marriage had also failed.
The actor was previously married to businessman Bharat Narsinghani.
“He (Farhan) had an inkling of what was coming. I put up with him because I feared being judged for the failure of my second marriage.
It’s not easy for any woman, as there is a lot of social stigmas attached to it, but I’d had enough.
So, just two days before my birthday this July, I decided to end the marriage that was anything but happy,” she said.
Chahatt shared how Farhan is not willing to give her a divorce and wants to keep her as his trophy wife.
“I want a divorce, but he seems determined to not give me one. If that’s the case, I will be his trophy wife, but I will not stay with him at any cost.
I am not looking at getting married again. I am done,” Chahatt concluded.
She currently resides in Mumbai with her children.