New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to Rajesh Khanna’s wife and veteran Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia, daughter Twinkle and son-in-law Akshay Kumar in connection with a domestic violence case filed by his alleged live-in partner Anita Advani.
Seeking responses from against Dimple, Twinkle and Akshay, an apex court’s bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy issued notice on Anita’s petition challenging a Bombay High Court order of April 9, 2015 that quashed her complaint of domestic violence.
The case is rooted in the eviction of Anita Advani from Rajesh Khanna’s Carter Road bungalow ‘Aashirwad’ after his death. Advani, who claimed to be the live-in partner of the former superstar, had sought monthly maintenance and a three-bedroom flat in Bandra.
The Bombay High Court had on April 9, 2015, quashed the complaint of domestic violence filed by Advani in 2013 against Dimple, Twinkle, Rinkie and son-in-law Akshay Kumar.
The High Court had observed that her relation with Khanna was not of the nature of marriage and hence, she cannot seek relief under the provisions of Domestic Violence Act.
The Kapadias and Akshay Kumar had moved the high court after a lower court in 2013 initiated proceedings against them and issued notice to the four on the complaint by Advani.