Daljeet Kaur demands alimony from estranged hubby Shaleen Bhanot

Television actress Daljeet Kaur demands alimony from estranged husband Shaleen Bhanot. She is asking for a monthly maintenance fee of Rs 1.5 lakh for herself and her son, Rs 1 lakh for her and 50,000 per month for her son.

Months back, the ‘Nach Baliye’ winner hit the headlines for their troubled relationship. Daljeet accused husband Shaleen of domestic violence. Daljeet accused her husband of strangling her, not financing her for their baby’s upbringing and filed a police complaint against Shaleen.

She says, “Trouble in our marriage started the next day of our wedding, when my mother-in-law stopped talking to me because she wasn’t happy with the wedding gifts. Status-wise, we are very different and they always knew about it. My father has three daughters and couldn’t afford the kind of wedding they expected.”

Police arrested Shaleen following the complaint but the actor was released on anticipatory bail. Daljeet in her complaint said that Shaleen did not accompany her to the doctors during pregnancy and even blamed her for influencing doctors for C-section.

She said that he did not accompany her and their son Shaarav for the baby’s vaccinations. “He was never there – physically, emotionally or financially. He would go missing every night. It was evident from his behaviour that he is involved with other women,” Daljeet says.

The actress says Shaleen was aggressive since the beginning of their marriage. “He pushed me in my father’s presence. My thigh was bruised for almost a month. But I forgave him, thinking it takes time for a marriage to work. On another occasion, he twisted my arm in front of his parents. But I finally decided enough was enough, when he came charging towards me while I had Shaarav in my arms. It could have turned fatal for my 40-day-old premature child. That day, I left for my parents’ home in Bangalore,” she says.

Shaleen deny all the allegations against him. He said, “I married for love, the break-up is unfortunate. God knows I gave it my best to hold my family together to pass the storm. But I respect my little son’s mother enough to grace her accusations with silence in public. I have full faith in our court of law. All I want is to see my son Shaarav whom I am really missing and have not met since two months.”