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Actor Arzoo Govitrikar has now filed for divorce from her husband, Siddharth Sabharwal. The actor had earlier filed a case of domestic violence against him in 2019. This new report suggests that Govitrikar has made up her mind and she is not going to reconcile with him; she has moved court to seek a legal separation.
The complaint of domestic violence was filed on February 19, 2019 wherein Govitrikar had said that they had fought over Sabarwal's alcohol consumption and thereafter Sabharwal had dragged her into a bathroom at 4 am and hit her badly. When ETimes TV contacted her, she confirmed saying, "Yes, I have filed for divorce. Enough is enough and I am not going to take this lying down anymore. I swallowed my pride; I tried, and I tried my best. But matters came to a head and I couldn't continue with Siddharth. I had so far not spoken in the media, not even when I was hounded by calls from journalists two years ago. But I will talk today. I want to tell you that he has pulled me by my neck and tried to throw me out of the flat. He has slapped me. He has kicked me in my stomach. There were days when I was beaten up black and blue and I couldn't come out because I didn't want my bruises to be seen."
She also mentioned that the abuse hasn't just been limited to physical but Sabharwal used the choicest of expletives on her. "Mujhe bahut gandi gaaliyan deta tha. Imagine, he even hurled casteist abuses at me. He also told me that I am a bai (maid)."
She added, "I suffered blackouts and my hands and legs used to swell up. I stopped getting sleep and if I managed to sleep then I would suddenly wake up at 2 am." She also mentioned that her in-laws have passed away, "I have a sister-in-law but she doesn't want to get into this," Arzoo elaborated, when asked about the other people in her life from Siddharth's side. "He told me he knows how the legal system works and he will nachao me for 15 years."
As for his equation with their child, she said, "He loves our child, and as we speak, he has him in his house. I have never deprived our child from meeting his father and spending time with him."
She concluded saying, "No woman wants to break her marriage. That's the last thing she does only when she has been pushed against the wall and has no choice. The gaalis, violence and infidelity had become unbearable."
When Sabharwal was contacted for his side, he said, Let Arzoo say what she wants. I don't want to say anything. The matter is under subjudice. Please don't call me for any comments and even in future if you guys have a story on this matter, my blanket statement is 'No comments'."
The couple even went through the mandatory counselling session but could not converge on a reconciliation. Their marriage had taken place in 2010 after a brief courtship period.