Mandana Karimi files for divorce alleging domestic violence


Former Bigg Boss contestant Mandana Karimi has filed for divorce from husband Gaurav Gupta alleging domestic violence and harassment. The Iranian model-turned-actress got married to Gaurav in January this year after dating each other for over a couple of years.

Mandana has alleged that she was asked to quit her career after marriage. Things turned ugly when Mandana was barred from entering her house. She also alleged harassment by her mother-in-law.

“I was thrown out of my matrimonial house seven weeks ago. I made desperate attempts to reconcile with them, but my in-laws didn’t allow me back. Gaurav has cut me off,” Mandana told Mid-Day.

She also alleged of being forced to convert to Hinduism before her wedding, which Mandana refused to do. She has also claimed that she was insulted and not allowed to meet her friends. She is currently staying in a service apartment.

Mandana's lawyer has reported that the matter is now in court and they would contest it as per law. She has sought a monthly maintenance of Rs 10 lakh and a compensation of Rs 2 crore. The case will come up for hearing on July 15 before Andheri metropolitan court, a report in The Times of India stated.

Mandana has appeared in a handful of Bollywood films like ‘Bhaag Johnny’, ‘Main Aur Charles’ and ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3’, besides a few television commercials.