In an event which might sadden evergreen romantic hero Rajesh Khanna, had he been alive, a metropolitan court on Tuesday asked family members of Rajesh Khanna to appear before it in connection with a complaint filed against them by a woman claiming to be his live-in partner and seeking maintenance from the estate of the late actor.
Magistrate S S Deshpande acting on the complaint filed by Anita Advani under the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, suggested both the sides to settle the matter amicably. He said if both parties agree he would refer to a mediator. Later the court asked Khanna’s actress wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Twinkle and Rinki, and son-in-law akshay kumar to appear before him “without fail” on December 4 to give their views on arriving at a settlement, if they so desired.
The magistrate further said that if the parties did not agree to a settlement, he would hear the matter and dispose it of in a month. Anitha Advani in her petition accused Khanna’s family of having evicted her from his bungalow, thereby attracting provisions of the Domestic Violence Act.