Rajesh Khanna death: Anita Advani case vs Dimple, Akshay in court

Anita Advani with Rajesh Khanna
While domestic violence will feature in the court, Anita has reportedly said Rajesh Khanna sexually assaulted her when she was 13 - he grabbed and kissed her, she says and that she stayed quiet about it as she was in 'awe' of the superstar.

The Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court will on Tuesday hear the plea of late actor Rajesh Khanna's family members for interim relief in a private complaint filed by Anita Advani, who claims to be his live-in partner.

Advani had moved court through a private complaint alleging domestic violence against Khanna's family members. She has accused Khanna's family of having evicted her from his bungalow on Carter Road in Bandra on November 8, thus attracting provisions of the Domestic Violence Act.

On November 9, Magistrate S S Deshpande had ordered Khanna's wife Dimple Kapadia, son-in-law and actor Akshay Kumar and daughters Twinkle Kumar and Rinke Khanna Saran to file their say on or before November 27.

In her application, Advani said under Section 19 of the Act, the magistrate may, on being satisfied that domestic violence has taken place, pass an order restraining the respondent from "dispossessing or in any other manner disturbing the possession of the aggrieved person from the shared household whether or not the respondent has a legal or equitable interest in the shared household".

Advani said, "I have proof for all that I have claimed. I am looking forward for the court hearing."

Maintenance case: Rajesh Khanna's family asked to appear

Mumbai, Nov 27: A metropolitan court today asked family members of Rajesh Khanna to appear before it in connection with a complaint filed against them by a woman claiming to be his live-in partner and seeking maintenance from the estate of the late actor.

Magistrate S S Deshpande, hearing the complaint filed by Anita Advani under the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, suggested both the sides to settle the matter amicably and said if they agree he would refer the case to a mediator the same day.

The court asked Khanna's actress wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Twinkle and Rinki, and son-in-law Akshay Kumar to appear before him "without fail" on December 4 to give their views on arriving at a settlement, if they so desired.

The magistrate further said that if the parties did not agree to a settlement, he would hear the matter and dispose it of in a month.

In her petition, Anita Advani has accused Khanna's family of having evicted her from his bungalow, thereby attracting provisions of the Domestic Violence Act.

Advani has prayed that she be granted protection under the Domestic Violence Act, allowed access to 'Ashirwad', the actor's bungalow in Bandra where she claimed to have lived with Khanna since 2003.

In her petition, she has alleged that after Khanna passed way in July this year, his family members evicted her thereby committing an offence under the Domestic Violence Act.

Advani has also challenged the will purported to have been executed by the actor before his death. According to her, he had not left behind any will and that a will was forged by his family. She has alleged that the actor's family had obtained his thumb impression on the will when he was critically ill and not capable of understanding anything.

The complainant has claimed monetary relief in the form of maintenance from the estate of Rajesh Khanna.

Advani claimed that she lived with the actor in the "shared household" (defined under the Domestic Violence Act as a place where a man and woman live as husband and wife)and hence was entitled to maintenance to support herself.

(With agency inputs)

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