Courtesy : Deccan Chronicle
Actor Priyamani's marriage with husband Mustafa Raj is illegal - alleges Raj's first wife, Ayesha. Reports suggest that The Family Man actor's marriage with Raj currently stands challenged in the court where this is indeed Raj's second marriage. Ayesha has slapped a lawsuit claiming that Raj was not separated with her legally then and hasn't separated with her legally even till date, hence their (Priyamani and Mustafa) marriage doesn't stand.
Raj, from her first marriage with Ayesha has two kids where the latter has also filed a case of domestic violence against him. Coming to Priyamani and Raj, they got married back in August 2017. For now, the cases in question are in Magistrate Courts.
Talking to ETimes, Ayesha said, "Mustafa is still married to me. Mustafa and Priyamani's marriage is invalid. We have not even filed for divorce and while marrying Priyamani, he declared in the court that he was a bachelor."
On his side, Mustafa Raj said, "The charges against me are false. I am paying the children's maintenance to Ayesha regularly. She is simply trying to extort money from me." He further added that Ayesha and he were living separately since 2010 and got divorced in 2013, "My marriage with Priyamani happened in 2017, why was Ayesha quiet for so long?"
Ayesha explained her side of not coming out till now saying, "As a mother of two children, what can you do? One tries to sort it out amicably but only when it doesn't work out, some steps need to be taken because you don't want to lose out on time which he has been using against me now."
Advocate Purnima Bhatia, who was representing Raj also confirmed that Ayesha is fighting as she said, "Yes, I was handling this case for Mustafa. Even now, I am officially on it. As for the matter, it is currently pending. However, I do not know if I'll go further in this case or not."
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