Updated: May 10, 2021 9:14:03 am
Shweta Tiwari’s estranged husband Abhinav Kohli has responded to her accusations that he has not contributed a penny for their son Reyaansh’s upbringing, forcing her to fend for their family. He has claimed that Shweta ‘abandoned’ their son to participate in Khatron Ke Khiladi 11, which is being filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. The couple separated a few years ago over claims of domestic abuse and have shared an acrimonious relationship since.
He said that he is taking care of his son financially, unlike what Shweta claimed in an interview. “When I was doing a show with Arjun Bijlani with whom you are in Cape Town, there were two other Balaji shows I did, and more recently, I transferred 40 per cent online from my account to yours and now you are saying that you are spending everything for the kids alone. Tum pehle hi bahut gir gayi thi aur grti hi ja rahi ho,” he said in an Instagram video.
Soon after Shweta left for South Africa, Abhinav put out a video on Instagram, in which he said he is looking for Reyaansh in city hotels where he is alone. He went on to add that his wife didn’t reveal the child’s location to him, forcing him to go to the police who refused to file his complaint, asking him to get in touch with child services instead.
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He said in the video, “I’ve had enough. I have suffered due to her lies and wrong-doings. Shweta has said in an interview she had informed me that our kid is fine and with her family. Enough of lying, Shweta. If you had called me, then show me your call record because I have all of them. When you had messaged me for consent, I had replied that the kid would stay with me. People are dying due to Covid-19 and third wave is dangerous for kids. But you have left everything at this time to earn money. Is there any shortage of money? Even if you wanted to leave, why didn’t you leave the kid with me? I took care of him last time when he was infected with Covid-19. Now you have accepted that the kid is at a different location, but your PR and trolls lied to me that you have not left the kids at a hotel. Please tell them the truth. When I am his natural guardian, why are they with nani and his sister? Where is the kid? You have detained the kid at an undisclosed location. Mind you, law is slow, but not a joke. You can’t take it for a ride. You can’t keep lying, Shweta.”
Shweta had said in an interview that she had informed Abhinav over a phone call that she was leaving and their son is safe with her family. “My mother, my relatives, and Palak are there to take care of him. Plus, I will always be on video calls with Reyansh in between my shoot. I had informed Abhinav Kohli everything and I was surprised yet again to see the video he posted,” she had said.
Abhinav claimed that he visited 10 hotels to search for his son. “Had you informed me, why would I run from hotel to hotel? Why would I call child helpline? Why am I registering an FIR right now against you for neglect under the Juvenile Justice Act Section 75 and 82? You have abandoned the child and gone away and not even let him be with me,” he said adding she has blocked him on phone.
Abhinav added, “It might take time. Tuesday might be my hearing at High Court. But I will get a date. I will make sure that my child will never in the future suffer. All the cases are pending against you. You forged my signature. Your PR has spread such lies against me. You have lost it this time. I will fight and you can only win against me by killing me.”
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