Bollywood splits tend to be venomous but according to a source present in the judge’s chamber on Saturday where Karisma Kapoor and Sunjay Kapoor signed their divorce papers, theirs could be “the ugliest”.
The couple had long-drawn arguments while in family court but finally agreed on `divorce by mutual consent’, thanks to some well-timed intervention from Karisma’s brother-in-law Saif Ali Khan.The source tells that had it not been for the actor, the proceedings, which lasted six hours, might have ended in an impasse and the warring couple may not have signed the divorce papers at all.
Reveals the source, “Karisma and Sunjay started hurling accusations at each other from the word go. The couple arrived at the Bandra family court at 11 am and by afternoon, things went out of hand.” The scene became so ugly by 2.30 pm that it was assumed that the couple would get a date for another hearing.
Seeing that matters were becoming worse, Saif, who was accompanied by wife Kareena Kapoor, decided to take charge. “He had a meeting with Lolo and then spoke to Sunjay too,” the source revealed. And what did he tell them?
Said the source, “He told Sunjay and Lolo that there was no point in dragging the fight and they need to move on with their lives. He categorically told them to ease their tempers as anger will not help the process. He spoke to them about the similar situation (with his ex-wife Amrita Singh) that he had gone through.”
Saif married Amrita in October 1991 and 13 years and two kids later, the two parted ways in 2004.
Lawyers Mahesh Jethmalani and Kranti Sathe represented Karisma while Aman Hingorani and Priya Hingorani from Delhi argued for Sunjay.
Jalaja Nambiar, Narayan Suvarna and Radhika Mehta who form Sunjay’s Mumbai legal team were also present.