Karisma Kapoor and her estranged husband Sunjay Kapur were finally granted divorce by a family court in Mumbai on Monday, June 13. The announcement came after the court accepted the settlement terms as agreed by both Karisma and Sunjay earlier this year.
According to reports, the custody of the couple's children, Samaira and Kiaan, has been given to Karisma, while Sunjay has been granted access to the kids for two weekends during holidays. "Today (Monday), the court granted them the divorce after verifying everything that was written," Karisma's lawyer Kranti Sathe told Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).
With the announcement of the divorce, the long and messy battle between the actress and her industrialist husband, and the series of accusations they hurled at each other would also hopefully come to an end. When Karisma's father, veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, was asked to comment on the divorce, he said: "I don't want to comment on this. The matter is closed where we are concerned."
Karisma and Sunjay tied the knot in 2003 but after a few years, rumours of their marriage falling apart started doing the rounds. Karisma moved out of Sunjay's house in 2010, and started living separately. In 2014, the two decided to file for divorce on the grounds of mutual consent, but later Karisma withdrew her consent after differences cropped up over financial settlement and the custody of the children. The couple later filed for a fresh divorce petition in a family court in Mumbai.
Also, in January this year, Sunjay had filed a petition accusing Karisma of marrying him for his money and said that she had failed as a wife, mother and daughter-in-law. In his statement, Sunjay accused Karisma of choosing her career over him and also cheating on him. Karisma, on her part, had filed a harassment and cruelty case with the Khar police against Sunjay and her mother-in-law, Rani Surinder Kapur.