Starlet Nilofer Khan told the police that 25-year-old Faizan Shaikh was angry with her mother for preventing him from visiting her; Khan had divorced Shaikh six months after their marriage
Model-actress Nilofer Khan has lodged a police complaint alleging that her ex-husband Faizan Shaikh attacked her mother with a hammer at their Andheri residence on Tuesday.
Blow-by-blow: Khan said that when her mother Shamshad Bano (below)
answered the doorbell, she was attacked by her furious ex-husband with
According to the Oshiwara police, Khan, who has worked in Hindi and Bhojpuri films, married Shaikh four years back. But she divorced him six months later, owing to his philandering ways.
In her complaint, Khan said that in spite of their separation, Shaikh continued to blackmail her over the years.
On Tuesday night, he rang the bell at Khan's house in Ashiyana Towers, Oshiwara. When Khan's mother Shamshad Bano opened the door, Shaikh pulled out a hammer from his pocket and attacked her with it.
Khan, who was in the next room, emerged to find her injured mother lying on the floor, with a furious Shaikh standing over her.
Khan immediately raised an alarm, and neighbours came to her aid. Noticing the crowds gather, Shaikh fled from the scene. Neighbours then rushed Bano to the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Four Bungalows.
Pratap Dighavkar, deputy commissioner of police (zone IX), said, "We have registered a case against Shaikh on charges of assault and attempted murder. We are investigating the matter."
Khan had met Shaikh four years ago at a hotel, while she was struggling as an actress. The two married six months later. "I caught him with other women, and decided to divorce him. Even after we parted ways, he continued to threaten me and meddle with my affairs. My mother objected to his behaviour, and barred him from seeing me. Hungry for revenge, Shaikh attacked my mother, with the intention of killing her," said Khan.