Author: Sajeda Momin
Shetty's 'friend' Raj Kundra says the relationship is only of a business
Stung by accusations of an adulterous affair with Bollywood actress
Shilpa Shetty, film producer Raj Kundra tried to clear his name arguing that
his ex-wife Kavita Kundra had at no time tried to affect a reconciliation
between them and was preventing him from seeing his baby daughter.
Insisting that his relationship with Shilpa was only of a business nature,
particularly as he has launched her signature perfume S2, Kundra asserted
that he had nothing to do with Shilpa at the time of his separation from wife
Kavita. He and Kavita were married for 3 years.
"Never in the past nine months did Kavita discuss a reunion, but on the
contrary she said she was enjoying her life with her family," said Raj
Kundra, the 31-year-old businessman whose 'close friendship' with Shilpa
Shetty is being blamed for the break-up of his marriage by his estranged
Over the weekend Kavita gave 'tell all' interviews to tabloids News of
the World and The Daily Mail accusing the Bollywood actress who shot to
fame in the UK this year in Celebrity Big Brother of breaking up her
marriage. "I regret that my personal situation has led my ex-wife to attempt
to damage the reputation of a highly acclaimed celebrity. I would like to
apologise to Shilpa Shetty and her family for my ex wife's shocking
allegations," said Kundra, saying Kavita's comments had hurt him and his
association with the 32-year-old actress.
"I bought my ex-wife her house in January and that's where I used to
go and meet my daughter Deleena. I had fought custody rights for my child
through Walsall County Court asking for custody on weekends, and
allowing her to reside with her mother on weekdays. But Kavita did not
want me to have any access to my child and fought the battle in court
against me and the courts gave consent orders to Kavita on May 2" Kundra
"The court documents stated, however, that the applicant's mother
shall make the child available for reasonable contact with the father," he
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