Deepak Tijori files nullity case against wife Shivani alleging she did not divorce first husband

FP Staff

Mar 31, 2017 13:22:54 IST

Actor Deepak Tijori has separated from his wife Shivani. Though the two have not filed for divorce yet, they are in the midst of a rather fishy maintenance case.

Deepak Tijori files nullity case against wife Shivani alleging she did not divorce first husband

Deepak Tijori. Twitter

India Today reports that Shivani has filed for maintenance under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The report quotes her as saying, "I am a deserted wife. I cannot maintain my expenses. My husband is liable to do the needful for me and my daughter."

However, Tijori has a valid argument of his own, as reported by India.com. As far as their daughter Samara is concerned, she is 20 years old. Since she is not a minor, she is expected to fend for herself and does not qualify for maintenance. He shares a good rapport with his daughter, who is reportedly more inclined towards her mother.

DNA reports that Tijori has discovered that his marriage with Shivani stands null and void since she has not divorced from her first husband. Tijori has filed a counter case of nullity against her alleging that she is not his legal wife since she has not legally divorced from her first husband.

Tijori has most notably appeared in films like Indra Kumar's 1990 romantic drama Dil, Mahesh Bhatt's 1990 musical romance Aashiqui, Bhatt's 1991 romantic drama Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, his 1991 romantic thriller Sadak, Abbas-Mustan's 1992 suspense thriller Khiladi, Kumar's 1992 film Beta, Mansoor Khan's 1992 sports drama Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Kundan Shah's 1994 romantic comedy Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Rahul Rawail's 1994 revenge drama Anjaam, Vikram Bhatt's 1998 crime drama Ghulam, Abbas-Mustan's 1999 comedy Baadshah and Mahesh Manjarekar's 1999 crime drama Vaastav: The Reality. He has played an antagonist in majority of these films.

He has also directed films like the 2003 film Oops!, the 2005 mystery thriller Khamoshh... Khauff Ki Raat, the 2005 romantic thriller Fareb and the 2006 comedy Tom, Dick and Harry. He is also planning to direct a sequel to the comedy.

Updated Date: Mar 31, 2017 15:17:14 IST

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