Model Rhea Pillai once again, is in the news regarding her ongoing domestic violence case against partner Leander Paes as she is demanding Rs 1 crore of compensation from him.
At the Bandra Magistrate Court, Rhea Pillai’s lawyers Gunjan Mangla and Amna Usman claimed that the former model wants Rs 1 crore as damages and not Rs 10 lakh as mentioned earlier. They admitted leaving out a ‘zero’ when they were filing her court petition on compensation for domestic violence, reported Mid-Day.
Rhea Pillai was born to Raymond Pillai and Dhurreshwar Dhanrajgir, a doctor, and the daughter of Maharaj Narsingir Dhanrajgir Gyan Bahadur of Hyderabad and actress Zubeida, who acted in the first Indian film Alam Ara (1931).
Rhea and Leander has a 10-year-old daughter, Aiyana.
Rhea has joined the field of spirituality and said now feel quit good as associated with spirituality, it’s like all enjoy. Rhea once said in an interview that she do not have any desire to act. For Rhea, her daughter is her only world.
Rhea was the second wife of Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay’s first marriage was with actress Richa Sharma in 1987. Richa quit the Bollywood industry after marriage. They were blessed with a girl Trishala in 1988. After two months of their daughters birth Richa Sharma was diagnosed with cancer and the couple parted ways.Unfortunately, Richa died at her parents home in New York on December 10, 1996.
After Richa’s death, model and socialite Rhea Pillai came in Sanjay’s life. Sanjay Dutt and Rhea were friends already. Their love story began when Dutt was languishing in a prison cell during the Mumbai bomb blasts trial. At that time there was a Riya who stood with Sanjay every moment.
Rhea gave full support to Sanjay she used to visit him in jail.” After coming out of jail, Sanjay propose Rhea for marriage in Valentine’s Day party. The couple got married in 1998. After marriage, Sanjay Dutt signed seven films and got busy in shooting. Because of this, he could not give time to Rhea. In an interview, Sanjay Dutt had himself admitted that his personal life has ended due to the shooting.
But the truth was something else. Sanjay had come close to Manyata at that time and Riya was starting dating tennis player Leander Peas. Sanjay and Rhea filed for divorce. After the divorce became official in 2008, Sanjay got married to Manyata and Rhea stayed with Paes.
Pillai had a live-in-relationship with Indian tennis player Leander Paes in 2005. The couple has a daughter, Aiyana. She has filed a case against Paes and his father alleging domestic violence in June 2014 at a local metropolitan court.
Paes and Rhea had a live-in relationship of 8 years. But, during the hearing in the court, Paes said that Rhea is not his wife, so he will not give alimony. Apart from this, Rhea has also demanded a house from Paes so that she can live with her daughter there. But Paes has refused to give the house.