Aashish’s wife Kajal has accused him of physical violence, mental abuse, torture and also abandoning her. Their wedding story is also quite complicated and Kajal spoke to ETimes TV in detail about what exactly led to the marriage to the desertion.
Promise to marry and an abortion
“Aashish and I were in a relationship for around 3 years before and last year I told him to speak to his parents about us. Aashish promised to marry me. During his show Mithai, I had gotten pregnant and I told him to tell his parents. I forced him to talk to his parents and he told me to give him time. He kept giving excuses. Then after a few days he forced me to get abortion done else his parents won’t accept me. I did get an abortion. Just after abortion, he disappeared. He started ignoring me.
Trying to contact his parents
Kajal then decided to get in touch with his parents. She said, “His parents knew about me. But when I called them to talk about our relationship they said that Aashish hasn’t shown any such interest. They said I am after him for fame.”
Kajal then took the legal route and filed an FIR against Aashish on September 9, 2022 at the Versova Police Station. A copy of the FIR was also posted by Kajal on her Instagram. She had accused him in rape charges on the false pretence of marriage. Kajal mentioned that Aashish had applied for anticipatory bail and it got rejected.
The turning point in the story
“The same day I got a call from his sister and she said Aashish wanted to marry me. She wanted to meet me. His Tauji approached me, came to meet me in Mumbai and gave me shagun. He told me, “Ab tum hamari ghar ki bahu ho.” I got emotional. I accepted it with an honest intention thinking an elder intervened and took this step. They took me to his hometown in Khatauli, Uttar Pradesh. They arranged a court marriage there on October 12, last year.”
Kajal mentioned that for a month everything was good and their marital life was a bliss. Problems cropped up again after a month when Kajal came back from an outdoor shoot. She said, “When I came back, I wanted to get engaged. He misbehaved with me, he was physically violent, would tear my clothes. He started mentally abusing me, torturing me to no end.”
She also added that Aashish would really get agitated every time she would bring up his misbehavior towards her prior to them getting married. She said, “He would keep avoiding the topic and I thought let me not bring it up anymore and concentrate on what we have together.”
The twist in the story
While their wedding took place last year, in the registry certificate it is mentioned that their marriage was solemnized on December, 5, 2021 and presented to the marriage registrar’s office on October 12. Kajal shared, “I didn’t notice while signing it because I got it signed by me in a rush. They played this trick to negate my FIR statement.”
Kajal and Aasish were living together in Mumbai and the former mentioned, “On February 7, Aashish told me he is going out to meet his brother, who was in town. Once he left, he never returned. After a few days I got in touch with his parents. They told me that Aashish showed them pictures of him in an injured state. Whatever he did to me, he has been putting that blame on me and making me the villain. His parents are saying that he said ‘I am mentally unstable and threatened to kill him’ and also harm myself. They want us to get mutually divorced.”
Kajal also added that their family is denying their marriage at their hometown and spreading false rumours of me trying to trap their son for fame.
Kala was seen in the show Chikoo Yeh Ishq Nachaye and recently shot for a web show.
ETimes TV got in touch with Aashish Bhardwaj and he responded by saying, “These are all baseless allegations…”
Keep reading this space as we bring you in detail, what the Mithai actor has to say.