The estranged couple had filed for divorce on mutual consent, but Karisma Kapoor has sought to withdraw her consent to the petition after her husband Sunjay Kapur allegedly failed to meet financial commitments
Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor, who had last year filed for a divorce from her husband Sunjay Kapur on the grounds of mutual consent, yesterday decided to withdraw her consent to the petition.
The estranged couple has been asked to be present in court on Friday. File pic
In the application filed before the family court, the actress stated she was withdrawing her consent since her husband had allegedly failed to comply with the financial commitments mentioned in the consent terms signed by the couple.
Karisma's lawyer, Kranti Sathe said, "The petition did not formalise on Wednesday. We have filed an application to withdraw consent from the petition. Our stand is that there is no compliance from his (Sunjay's) side and therefore we want to withdraw. The court has asked both parties to be present on Friday."
As per the court's orders, Kapur was supposed to meet certain financial commitments within a period of six months from the time of signing the consent papers. However, he allegedly took no initiative from his end.
On Wednesday, Sathe told mid-day, "Kapur just has two more days to comply with the signed norms. Till date, he has not initiated the process; neither did he approach the court to seek an extension, nor was he present during the proceedings today. Hence, we have decided to withdraw our consent."
The court will decide on Karisma's application on Friday. Meanwhile, when this paper contacted Sunjay's lawyer Narayan Suvarna, he said, "Even we have filed an application to withdraw consent from the petition on the same ground — that there is no compliance from her (Karisma's) side." The couple got married in 2003 and have two children, daughter Samaira and son Kiaan Raj.