Kapur versus Kapoor
It was a Friday opening for Kapur versus Kapoor — at the Delhi high court.
In what could be the prelude to a long legal drama, actress Karisma Kapoor has been restrained from taking her and hubby Sunjay Kapur’s four-month-old daughter Samaira to the US. The order came during the hearing of a petition filed by the Delhi-based Sunjay.
Kapur, in his petition filed on Wednesday, had said that he has come to know that Karisma was planning to leave for the US along with their daughter and alleged that he was not taken into confidence.
Karisma had recently applied for and was granted a passport for their minor daughter. But she gave the consent of the father of her child a miss - a violation of the Passport Act. The Act states that the “consent of both parents is necessary for issue of passport of minor(s) below 18 years”.
Appearing on behalf of Sanjay, lawyers Indira Jaising and Manali Singhal argued that the manner in which Samaira’s passport had been obtained was in violation of the Passport Act. Justice Mukul Mudgal then directed Karisma not to take their daughter outside the country without the written consent of her husband.
The court also issued notices to the Centre and the Regional Passport Office (RPO), Mumbai, on the allegation that the passport was made by flouting laws. It fixed August 12 for further hearing.
Rumours of a rift in the high-profile marriage have been flying thick and fast for some time now. Karisma has been living in Mumbai since her daughter’s birth in March this year.