In a respite for actor Shweta Tiwari, the High Court granted him custody of his five-year-old Reyansh. The verdict was delivered in a habeas petition filed by her ex-husband, actor Abhinav Kohli, alleging she had kept him away from her son.
In his petition, Abhinav, while demanding custody of his son, cited that Shweta is a busy actor and therefore does not have enough time for Reyansh. The court, however, dismissed the petition and ordered in favor of Shweta, while granting Abhinav visitation rights for a brief period. As per the order, he can meet his son for two hours twice a week in their apartment building, as the estranged couple live in the same apartment building in Mumbai.
âThat’s what I wanted and I’m honestly happy with the judgment. I’m happy for now, “Shweta said in a statement.” Abhinav would follow me wherever I went for the past two years, he would end up in Delhi or Pune or wherever I traveled with Reyansh for my shows. and would create a row. It was mentally exhausting for me and my child. He wouldn’t stop there and create a scene and end up at my door anytime, “she added, mentioning that she did. had never stopped his son and Abhinav from speaking, but that false allegations had been made to him.
âI had always granted him the right to visit Reyansh. In fact, as per the previous court order, he was only supposed to speak to Reyansh on a video call for half an hour, but I never stopped them from speaking more because I understand. But this same person continued to paint me as a bad mother, someone who doesn’t care and neglects the health of her child. I work for my family and to give them a good lifestyle, what is wrong with that? But he continued to use this against me and I’m glad the court dismissed these allegations, “Shweta said, adding,” He alleged that I kidnapped Reyansh and kept him away from him, while I I have proof that either way, he was aware of where Reyansh is all the time. Even during the filming of Khatron Ke Khiladi, he tried to create another scene as he was fully aware of Reyansh’s stay.
On the other hand, Abhinav is happy that at least the judgment gave him the right to visit his child. Speaking to us, he said, âIt’s a relief. It’s been 11 months since I met my son. I only met him once in between for 45 minutes. Now the honorable court had said that I could meet my son for two hours twice a week in our apartment building.
He adds: âIt would have been wonderful if I could meet him every day. It would have been better if we had shared custody. But I’m grateful that I can meet him at least twice a week. That’s more than enough for now. This is a big problem for me. ”
Abhinav also claims that this is not a judgment for the final custody of the child. He explains: âThe decision was only on the writ, the habeas corpus case, and not on the permanent custody of the child. The court said that if a custody proceeding is initiated in the future, the family court will decide, according to the law, without being influenced by this current decision. Anyway, according to the rule of tender age, up to five years a child stays with mom.