Mumbai Family court on Monday granted divorce to Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor and Sunjay Kapur. The couple is officially separated now.
Karisma Kapoor outside the Mumbai Family Court. Pics/Yogen Shah
Speaking to mid-day Sunjay's lawyer Aman Hingorani said, "We informed the Family court about matter being resolved amicably at Supreme Court and also that the terms are settled. The court then granted divorce to the couple."
Karisma Kapoor's lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani told mid-day last time after the matter was in Supreme Court, "Both parties have amicably resolved the matter. The financial and custody terms have also been settled."
Sunjay Kapur seen leaving the court in his car
He said the couple's children — Samaira and Kiaan — will be under Karisma's care, but Sunjay will have access to them for two weekends during vacations.
Although he refused to elaborate on the financial agreement, another lawyer involved with the case said the terms are the same as what had been decided when the divorce proceedings had begun 2014. "Karisma will get Sunjay's father's house (in Khar) transferred in her name. Sunjay has to purchase bonds worth Rs 14 crore for the children, which will attract a monthly interest of around Rs 10 lakh."
Sunjay Kapur and Karisma Kapoor married in 2003. They decided to file for divorce through mutual consent in 2014, but withdrew the petition after Karisma alleged that Sunjay had failed to comply with the financial commitments mentioned in the terms of consent. Sunjay had argued in court that the actress had failed as a wife, mother and daughter-in-law, and that she had married him only for money. The actress later filed a domestic violence case against Sunjay and his mother.