Mumbai: After keeping mum on the entire Anita Advani case, wife of late Rajesh Khanna, actress Dimple Kapadia, filed a petition in the Bombay High Court on Friday refuting Advani’s claims.
The petition asserted that Dimple was the late superstar’s legally wedded wife till his death and therefore, Anita’s claim for a share in Khanna’s property would not be accepted.
Dimple`s petition was supported by another almost identical plea submitted by her son-in-law Akshay Kumar, both of which were filed on Friday after a magistrate`s court in Bandra suggested that she arrive at a settlement with Anita Advani.
Advani has dragged the late superstar’s family to court alleging that she had the rightful claim on Khanna’s palatial Carter Road bungalow ‘Aashirwad’ as she was in a live-in relationship with Khanna. Anita had also demanded Rs 10 lakh as monthly allowance from the actor’s family.
Advani has also filed a case of domestic violence against Dimple, her two daughters Twinkle and Rinkie, and son-in-law Akshay Kumar for throwing her out of Aashirwad after the actor passed away on July 18.
According to Mumbai Mirror, daughters Twinkle and Rinkie will soon file separate petitions in the high court in support of Dimple’s petition.
Khanna`s ‘Aashirwad’ bungalow is worth Rs 200 crore. There are several other apartments, commercial properties and plots of land that make up Khanna`s fortune worth nearly Rs 500 crore.
Advani had claimed before the magistrate`s court that `Aashirwad` was in a shambles for many years and that it was repaired only on her insistence. Replying to her claim, Dimple and Akshay’s petitions claim it only demonstrates that Advani and Khanna were friends.
Advocate Girish Kulkarni, who is representing the Khannas, has asked for an urgent hearing and the case is likely to be heard on Monday by Justice KU Chandiwal.