Speculations about Karisma Kapoor and Sunjay Kapur’s rocky marriage have kept erupting periodically over time — in fact ever since they tied the knot in 2003.
Recent buzz from New Delhi, where the businessman is based, suggests that he is keen on moving on. The capital’s chatterati are abuzz that he wants to take his friendship with model-socialite Priya Sachdev to the next level. Says a source, “Sunjay and Priya appear to be extremely serious about each other. They want to keep their past behind and start anew.”
Sunjay was earlier married to fashion designer Nandita Mahtani from whom he got a divorce just a few days before he tied the knot with Karisma. While Priya was formerly married to New York-based hotelier Vikram Chatwal with whom she has a child.
Adds the source, “Sunjay has expressed his desire to get married again. So it is obvious that he will be legally parting ways. Karisma is aware of what is happening and so are her folks. She is keeping a brave front. Both the parties concerned are keen to tackle the situation in a quiet way without any media glare.”
Buzz about Sunjay and Priya first began towards the end of 2010 when he was spotted at high-profile bashes in the capital in the company of the socialite-model who is into luxury fashion retail.
Those in the know state that Karisma had married Sunjay on the rebound after her breakup with Abhishek Bachchan to whom she was engaged. Speculation was that she was not too keen to relocate to Delhi after her marriage.
Even after their daughter Samaira was born in March 2005, there was buzz that all was not well on the marital front. But something went right with the couple because Lolo was pregnant again and delivered a boy Kiaan Raj in March 2010. But even the attempts to give their marriage a second chance proved futile as the marital woes continued.
During her media interactions for her recent comeback film Dangerous Ishhq, Karisma Kapoor had preferred to stay mum about her personal front. She evaded questions about Sunjay and in fact had requested that she should not be asked questions about her marriage. Was the imminent parting of ways the reason that Lolo preferred to maintain a stoic silence?