July 25, 2014

Indian actor Rajesh Khanna’s family summoned by court

By Sajad - Wed Nov 28, 12:00 pm

A metropolitan court on Tuesday 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.

Anita Advani, who claims to have been the live-in partner of late actor Rajesh Khanna, has now filed a criminal complaint against Khanna’s estranged wife actor Dimple Kapadia, daughters Twinkle Khanna and Rinki Khanna and son-in-law actor Akshay Kumar.

After hearing Anita’s complaint (which was filed under the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act), Magistrate S.S. Deshpande suggested that both the sides should settle the issue cordially. He also added that, if they agreed, then, he would refer the case to a mediator the same day. He also added that that if the parties did not agree to a settlement, he would hear the matter and dispose it off in a month.

The court asked Rajesh 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.

The complaint was registered in Mumbai’s Bandra police station on Saturday, HT Media Reports. “The complaint alleges forgery, cheating, robbery and use of criminal force. Anita has audio and video recording to prove that Dimple forcefully took Khanna’s thumb impression on his will. They were trying to take his signature but could not as he was not in his senses, so they took the impression,” says Advani’s lawyer Manohar Shetty. Attempts to reach Dimple Kapadia for her comments failed.

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