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‘Untold Story’ Part II: Anubhav Reveals Prime Reason For Filing Divorce From Varsha

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OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Actor-turned-politician Anubhav Mohanty on Saturday released the second part of a video titled ‘untold story’ revealing why he filed divorce from his estranged wife and actress Varsha Priyadarshini.

Anubhav, in the video, said long after he fell in love with Varsha, he came to know that she did not love him that deeply. “We were in relationship for 6 years before marriage on Feb 8, 2014. I felt that we were deeply in love with each other and finally, with the consent of both families, we got married,” he said.

Stating that he wanted to clarify whey he filed divorce petition 6 years after marriage, the actor said despite all efforts by him and his family, things did not improve between them.

“Before I decided to file divorce, all of my family members, particularly elders, wanted to convince her. Both of our families discussed the matter together several times,” he said.

He said he has been accused of neglecting Varsha and spoiling her happiness and a happy conjugal life. “It is totally wrong. It is not at all true that all was honky-dory between us or we were very happy and suddenly I decided to file divorce,” he said.

“Today, I want to clarify why I wanted divorce. When I first filed divorce petition in Delhi in 2020, I did not want the things to go public or any of us or our families should face any embarrassment or humiliation. I wanted that if things did not succeed between us, we should stop it through understanding and mutual agreement with respect to each other,” Anubhav said.

When Varsha wanted to transfer the divorce case from Delhi, Anubhav’s family opposed it. “All of us wanted to settle them matter amicably out of media glare. But she wanted to highlight the case in media and draw people’s sympathy,” said the actor.

Speaking on the prime cause of divorce towards the end of divorce, Anubhav said, “I had cited only one reason in the petition for separation from my wife. It was due to non-consummation of marriage. She has not allowed the marital rights of a husband to me till date. She has always opposed the idea for the entire six years. Now, it is upto you to decide how long and why a husband will tolerate it.”

OB Bureau

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