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Bigg Boss contestant reveals mental violence as reason for divorce with ex-husband

Monday, May 3, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Bigg Boss 13 contestant Shefali Jariwala, who attained fame through the music video Kaanta Laga, recently spoke about her divorce with former husband and music composer Harmeet Singh and how the event had strained her emotionally.

Shefali Jariwala had filed for divorce from Harmeet Singh in 2009 after five years of marriage, accusing him of domestic violence. The actress, who is currently happily married to actor Parag Tyagi, has clarified that not every kind of violence is physical and that she had to bear a lot of mental anguish. In a recent interview with a news agency, Shefali said, "It is very important to understand that you are not being appreciated. Not every kind of violence is physical. There is a lot of mental violence that also happens and you are very unhappy in your life."

Speaking about how divorce is considered to be taboo in the country, Shefali further added, "I think, one of the reasons why I could make the decision for myself, was because I was independent. I was making my own money. The biggest fear in our country that we have is of the society. Divorce is considered to be taboo but the way I have been raised is to not really care about society but just do what we feel is right. I could take such steps in my life and had strong support."

The actress, who met her husband Parag Tyagi through a mutual friend years ago, has also expressed her wish to adopt a child with him. "From the moment I have understood the meaning of adoption which was when I was, 10 or 11, I always wanted to adopt a child. It is difficult, especially when you can have your own children. There is pressure from the society, from friends and family, but Parag and I spoke about it and we want to adopt a girl child. The process is ongoing and pretty tedious. There is a lot of paperwork involved but we are hopeful it will be done soon," Shefali was quoted as saying.


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