Television actress Priya Bathija who is currently seen as Asha in &TV’s ‘Daayan’ is reportedly going through a rough patch in her personal life.
The actress who ties the knot with DJ Kawaljeet Singh in 2017 has reportedly been living separately for almost a year now and the couple are likely to file for divorce.
Well now, the actress finally opens up about the troubles in her marriage with DJ Kawaljeet.
She said, “It is unfortunate that we have to speak about this; you would expect how a girl who is going through divorce the second time (earlier married to actor Jatin Shah) feels! Like any girl, I wanted to have a fairytale wedding, otherwise why would I agree to marry again? Having lost faith in love marriage, I agreed for an arranged match. I had hoped this was for good, which is why I even agreed to put my career on pause and spend time in Raipur.”
“But what I thought and what was— were two different things altogether! After marriage when I moved to Raipur to stay with him and his parents – it appeared that my husband wanted to settle down in Mumbai! At first I thought, I couldn’t have asked for more! Surprisingly, my MIL was adamant that we shift to Mumbai, bag and baggage. I made every effort to help my husband in his career, but never did he treat this as a serious relationship. I was, in fact, a ticket to his life in Mumbai, ” Priya added.
Priya Bathija breaks her silence on her failed marriage
She continued, “I had hoped to not speak about this, but after the BT article, I have no choice. I don’t want to get into the details how this marriage went kaput. Okay, let me tell you, that it was a case of domestic violence and one day it grew really out of hand; I had to complain to the cops; I filed a NC in Oshiwara Police Station.”
“I wish him all the best, but honestly it’s unfortunate that it had to end this way! He made me sign the divorce papers by mutual consent; my Dad just wanted it to end so I complied. I believe in second chances and I believe in forgiving. I had hoped to forgive Kawal, who married me on false pretexts, that there was vital information about his life that was hidden from me and my family which we later found out.”
“Despite that, I did not receive the respect I deserved and was only subjected to physical and emotional trauma, the proof of which can be found in the medical bill and the police complaint filed by my family and me. At this point, to go further into any more detail will only question my dignity and I choose to move on and not dwell into my past. I am grateful to be doing great work currently (now seen prominently in Ekta Kapoor’s Daayan) and promise my fans they will be seeing a lot more of me in the recent times to come,” Priya signed off.
DJ Kawaljeet chose not to respond to the allegations against him.
This is Priya’s second wedding. She was earlier married to actor Jatin Shah. The two got married in 2009 and after two years, the ex-couple got divorced in 2011. Jatin Shah tied the knot with actress Aparna Singh in December 2015.
On the work front, Priya rose to fame after playing the lead role in Sony TV’s ‘Khwaish’ has come a long way in the industry as she has been a part of shows like ‘Kasam Se’, ‘Basera’, ‘Kitni Mohabbate Hai’ among others.