Karisma on Tuesday visited the SC in a matrimonial dispute along with her estranged husband Sunjay Kapur.
New Delhi: Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor on Tuesday visited the Supreme Court in a matrimonial dispute along with her estranged husband Sunjay Kapur.
Initially the case was heard in open court before a bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Arun Mishra but later Justice Sikri told the counsel for parties that the matter will be heard in the chamber. Heavy security was provided to the actress.
During the brief hearing the court was informed that the couple reportedly came to an amicable solution on their financial settlement, but failed to reconcile on the “visitation” rights of Sunjay Kapur. The couple’s two children are presently with Karisma and Sunjay Kapur is seeking the court’s permission to visit them regularly.
While Sunjay Kapur was represented by senior counsel Aman Hingroni and counsel Priya Hingroni, senior counsel Mahesh Jethmalani appeared for Karisma.
As the differences between the couple could not be resolved fully, Justice Sikri asked the couple to work out a solution and report back to him on April 8 when the matter would be heard again in his chambers instead of the usual open court hearing.
On February 29, the apex court had asked Karisma Kapoor and her businessman husband Sunjay Kapur to amicably sort out their matrimonial dispute instead of battling it out in the courts. The bench was while dealing with an application filed by Sunjay Kapur seeking transfer of the couple’s matrimonial dispute from Mumbai to Delhi on the ground that he was facing a life threat from underworld gangster Ravi Pujari.
It was the claim of Sunjay Kapur that Pujari after he attended a divorce proceedings in a local court in Mumbai had threatened to eliminate him if he ever dared to enter the city again. Karisma had earlier told the court that Sunjay had violated certain clauses of the mutual consent agreement relating to payment of Rs 14 crore bonds in the name of their two children, which if complied would enable the kids receive a monthly interest of RS 10 lakh for their education and maintenance. Aman Hingorani however, assured the apex court that Sunjay was willing to give an undertaking to the top court to pay his children Rs 10 lakhs every month. The case will come up for further hearing on April 8 in the judges’ chamber.