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Shraddha Nigam and Karan Singh Grover’s marriage has ended on a bitter note; a divorce is on the cards

By Vickey Lalwani and Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 06, 2009)

It’s official. Shraddha Nigam and Karan Singh Grover’s 10-month-old marriage is over thanks to Karan’s philandering. Karan has moved out of their Andheri flat where he was staying with Shraddha after their marriage. A close friend of the couple says, “Shraddha is simply not interested where Karan is these days. She doesn’t even call or message him.”

It was entirely Shraddha’s decision to part ways with Karan. She did not even tell her parents before calling off the relationship. Her parents are deeply upset about their daughter’s marriage having gone kaput.

Shraddha is soon going to file for divorce and has already appointed a lawyer. “The faster she gets out of this, the better. The marriage ended on a very ugly and messy note,” adds the couple’s common friend.

Shraddha and Karan’s relationship ran into rough waters when Karan started having a steamy affair with a choreographer, who he met on the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3. Karan’s attraction towards the choreographer refused to die down.  A source says, “The choreographer is a very ambitious girl. She now aspires to take part in a beauty pageant.”

Karan Singh Grover

Shraddha Nigam

Karan was also dating many girls from the glamour industry. “When the list of Karan’s girlfriends became too long to bear, Shraddha chose to cut off all ties with him. In fact, last week too, one of Shraddha’s well-wishers called up to inform her about Karan’s latest fling. Shraddha simply told her friend, ‘F*** it, yaar. Don’t increase my pain.’”

“Shraddha can’t understand why Karan did this to her. Has he got carried away because he is doing a film or is it because he still has a huge female fan following even though he is not single any longer? What about the wife who stopped working after their marriage and put all her energy into building their dream house? There are several questions in Shraddha’s mind, but she has no answers. It is very sad that Karan did this to Shraddha. In fact, Shraddha was not so gung-ho about getting married. It was Karan who chased her and convinced her parents that they should get her married to him,” says their friend.

Commenting on Shraddha’s whereabouts, the friend says, “Shraddha has not moved back to her parents flat at Seven Bungalows. She is still staying in the same apartment where she used to stay with Karan. At the moment, she is devastated but she is a brave girl. She will soon collect herself and get back to work.  She wants to start afresh but she will never forgive Karan.”

When we called Shraddha, she said, “I don’t want to speak about this.”

Shraddha and Karan married on December 2, last year, in Goa, in a very private ceremony, which was attended by few close relatives from both sides. While Shraddha has acted in popular shows like Mano Ya Na Mano, Choodiyan, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Krishna Arjun, Karan shot to fame when he played Dr Armaan Mallik in Dill Mill Gaye.

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Comes to senior citizen’s aid in her fight against a builder’s hired security
By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 05, 2009)
For 60-year-old Niloufer Kapadia, a resident of Jassawala Wadi near  J W Marriott, actor Fardeen Khan has emerged as her unlikely hero.On Thursday, Fardeen safeguarded her car from the hired security of a builder with whom she has been in a running battle for five years, and then accompanied her to the Santacruz Police Station to lodge a complaint.

Kapadia who owns a small beach-facing bungalow, Al-Dehr at Jassawala Wadi – also known as Oberoi Enclave – a posh neighbourhood where several film personalities reside, has been trying to save her home from the builder who wants to demolish it to construct his own dream house. He has offered her money to shift out, which Kapadia says is impossible.

“I am a senior citizen, a single woman and have lived here all my life. I refuse to sell my bungalow if the builder is not going to give me a flat in the redeveloped property,” Kapadia told Mumbai Mirror.

Having failed to persuade her, he has since been using strong-arm tactics to intimidate her. Kapadia alleges that the builder’s men in the past have cut off her water and power supply, too.

On Wednesday, the 20-odd guards posted by the builder all around the wadi tried to stop her from parking her second car, saying she had permission to only park one car though she has been parking two cars there for over 25 years, she says.

Niloufer Kapadia

When Kapadia went to the police they begged off from helping her saying they were too busy with the immersion arrangements.

“I parked the car in the building opposite mine where my cousin stays, but the next morning found that all the four tyres had been deflated,” she said.

Kapadia called her neighbour, former actor and Fardeen’s uncle, Akbar Khan, who was enraged by this vandalism and got into an altercation with the builder’s men.

Just then, Fardeen who lives in the adjoining bungalow and has known Kapadia, came by.

“He tried to reason with them, saying what they were doing was illegal, he also called the builder who refused to answer his phone. So Fardeen caught hold of my hand and said that he will bring in the car and park it in his own basement. But the builder’s men refused to let him bring the car in, some twenty-five people started banging on the car to stop it,” narrates Kapadia.

“A furious altercation followed, the builder’s driver put his hand inside the car and tried to forcibly take the keys out of the ignition,” Kapadia alleges.

“Fardeen got very angry at this and he, Akbar Khan and I decided to go the cops to file an FIR; Fardeen stayed with us for four hours until the police registered our complaint.”

“This builder forgets that there are others as well in the wadi who will not allow him to do anything illegal. I am now waiting for my son who lives abroad to come back,” she said.

Kapadia’s Al-Dehr bungalow at Jassawala Wadi

Madhukar Chowdhury, Sr PI of Santacruz Police Station confirmed the incident and said both Kapadia and Fardeen Khan had filed a complaint against three people over some parking and redevelopment issues.

“We have charged the three under Section 341 and Section 323 of the IPC for wrongful restraint and assault,” he said. Fardeen Khan remained unavailable for comment.

When contacted, builder Vikas Oberoi (popularly known as Vicky) said, “I was not even aware that this would turn into such a major issue. All I know is that there was a heated argument between my guards and Fardeen. We have a professional security agency and it was such a trivial car parking issue. I just wish Fardeen had called me as he is a very close friend and I would not have let anything happen. As far as the lady goes, her allegations are absolutely untrue. She can live there for 100 years if she wishes to. We have enough real estate than to worry about one small little piece of land that she stays on.”


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