Parminder Nagra`s divorce gets ugly

Updated: Jun 29, 2012, 10:24 AM IST

London: ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ star Parminder Nagra`s divorce case has turned ugly over the couple`s joint finances.

Nagra`s estranged husband James Stenson has filed a lawsuit claiming he deserves a slice of the British actress` fortune after giving up his job as a photographer to manage their lives when she was cast in the hit TV medical drama ‘E.R.’ in 2004.

According to, Stenson is demanding at least $500,000 in damages and half of the three properties they purchased before they wed in 2009.

He said they made a pact to share their combined wealth during the six years they spent as "life partners" before formally tying the knot.

Nagra filed for divorce in February to end their three-year marriage. The couple have a three-year-old son named Kai.