In an incident of domestic violence, popular television actor Karan Mehra, famous for playing the role of ‘Naitik’, has been accused by his wife of beating her.
The actor, who was seen in the role of a caring husband in one of the longest-running daily soap operas, is husband to Nisha Rawal. She is also a TV actor and acted in many serials and a few Bollywood movies.
After a fight between the two last night, Ms. Rawal alleged her husband Karan thrashed her. Soon after the complaint was lodged, the former lead actor of “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”- a popular TV show that airs on Star Plus- was arrested from his Mumbai home.
However, he was given bail after some time.
Meanwhile, Karan Mehra had a different story to tell as he claimed Ms Rawal gave a false narrative and cooked up the tale. “(Last night) I was talking to my mother over the phone when Nisha barged in and started hurling abuses at me, my parents, and my brother. She started shouting loudly and not only that Nisha even spat on me. When I asked Nisha to go out, she threatened me by saying ‘see what I do now’ and went out. She then smashed her head on the wall, and told everyone that I did it,” the actor said.
He went on to say, “Nisha’s brother, Rohit Sethiya, had also come to improve things. Later, Nisha and her brother asked for an alimony amount, which was too high, and I said it was not possible for me. Last night also, we spoke about it. He came to me at around 10 pm. When I said it won’t be possible for me, he suggested taking the legal way.” Following this, his wife started the brawl, he added.
Karan faces charges under Indian Penal Code sections 336 (endangering human life or the personal safety others), 337 (causing hurt by an act which endangers human life), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) filed by the Goregaon police.
Officials said he was asked to get his statement recorded.
His wife, Nisha Rawal, shared screen space with him in a dance reality show called “Nach Baliye” where they participated together as a couple. Separately, Ms Rawal is a model, having appeared in several TV advertisements for big brands like Sunsilk shampoo, Coca Cola and others.
Karan and Nisha had begun their careers as models and went on to get casted in TV shows. They got married in 2012 after nearly 6 years of dating. They remain active on social media, each boasting lakhs of followers.