Juhi Parmar of Kumkum fame to get divorced from Sachin Shroff, acquires daughter's custody

Jan 03, 2018, 17:38 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Television actress Juhi Parmar, who rose to fame with her family drama 'Kumkum' as the lead character has called off her eight-year-old marriage with actor-husband Sachin Shroff

Juhi Parmar and Sachin Shroff
Juhi Parmar and Sachin Shroff are heading for divorce.

Television actress Juhi Parmar, who rose to fame with her family drama 'Kumkum' as the lead character has called off her eight-year-old marriage with actor-husband Sachin Shroff. The couple filed for divorce on December 20, 2017, at Bandra's family court. Both, Juhi and Sachin have lived separately for the past one year. They had tied the knot in 2009. The actress has uncovered details about the marriage not finding its way and their incompatibility. "We have sought divorce by mutual consent and our daughter Samairra's custody is going to be with me. I was very clear right from the start that I will be her sole custodian. Our marriage didn't work from the beginning. Incompatibility drew us apart; we could never be on the same page. Our backgrounds, mindsets, outlook, and expectations from life were completely different. We tried our best, but our differences were irrevocable," told Juhi to Bombay Times.

Juhi, being her independent self, has not asked for any kind of alimony from Sachin, apart from the contribution to their daughter's growth collectively. She added, "I have not asked for any alimony because I am capable of taking care of myself. I just told Sachin to contribute towards child support so that we can secure Samairra's future; as parents, it's our collective responsibility." A troubled marriage causes immense trouble in their kid's upbringing. Therefore they decided to part their ways. "We decided that it was best to part ways, because a harmonious atmosphere is a must for a child. She is too young to understand what's happening in our lives. However, Sachin's absence isn't a new thing for Samairra as we have been separated many times. There have been times when Sachin has not been home and she is used to not seeing him around. However, she does ask about him at times."

Speculations about Juhi's foul temper being the reason for calling off their marriage have affected the former. Talking about it, she cleared, "I do not have a foul temper. I'm just a transparent person who calls a spade a spade and I'm proud of being an honest and fearless person in today's times. People are writing loosely, assuming that it's the reason for our divorce. It is my request to all of them to stop judging. What happens between two people, only they will know. A marriage — successful or failed — involves two people and not one. It is easy to blame it on one person based on hearsay and jump to conclusions. I don't want people to write baseless rumours because when my daughter grows up and reads these stories, she will be hurt. I also read somewhere that the reason for this marriage falling through is distance, as I started living in Umergaon for the shoot of my show. Isn't that a trivial reason for a marriage to end? We started living separately even before I shifted to Umergaon. I stepped out of my house to work because I have to run my home and take care of my daughter."

It was Juhi's professional attributions that kept her remain strong during the trying times. The actress, who is currently seen on 'Karmphal Data Shani', says, "The show has given me the strength to cope with this phase. It kept me busy and gave me a break from the atmosphere at home. My career is my focus today; I am working for my daughter and not for name or fame. I am trying to strike a balance between working and spending quality time with her. My parents have been a great support. They moved to Mumbai from Jaipur for me."

With one failed marriage, is she averse to love and tying the knot again? "I am a hopeless romantic and I trust people very easily, which has never worked in my favour. I am hopeful that only good things will come my way from now on, and that includes love, too. When you get married, you never expect it to fall apart. I have grown up seeing the beautiful relationship my parents share and I have always believed that marriages happen only once. But all my beliefs shattered during the course of my own marriage. My experience has taught me a lot. Now, I don't have any expectations; I take each day as it comes," said Juhi.

Though Juhi has come out in the open about the relationship going kaput, Sachin hasn't commented anything.

Juhi and Sachin had met while shooting for a pilot episode of a TV show that got shelved later. They instantly hit it off and eventually fell in love. They got married soon after.

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