New Delhi: Television Actress Surbhi Tiwari, who filed a domestic case against her husband and his family a few days back, has now said that her in-laws are trying to ‘exploit her celebrity status’.
Surbhi got married to Delhi-based entrepreneur and pilot Praveen Kumar Sinha in 2019 and will be filing for divorce soon.
While speaking to ETimes, the actress said that though he has filed a case against them under section 498 A and 377 of the IPC, the cops have not arrested anyone yet citing various reasons.
“They have to arrest them as the case has been filed under sections 498 A and 377 of the IPC. The cops are telling me that his mother is a senior citizen and cannot travel to Mumbai but I told them she has travelled by car for elections from Dwarka in Delhi to Bihar, why can’t she take a flight and come to Mumbai. I was told that the sisters too cannot come to Mumbai, kyon women hai. I told them I am also a woman and have been coming to the police station to lodge my complaint,” Surbhi was quoted as saying by ETimes.
Surbhi also claimed that her husband is refusing to sign the divorce papers or pay for maintenance. She stated that they want to exploit her celebrity status but also wanted her to be dependent on them.
“I had made it very clear to them that I would continue with my work but they didn’t want me to work in TV serials as they felt I would become financially independent and would fight my case against them. But they were fine with me doing films and web series,” the actress told ETimes.
She also stated that they wanted her to venture into politics as her mother-in-law had failed as a politician.
Surbhi Tiwari is known for TV shows like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Shagun, Kumkum, and more.