Kolkata-based model Dimpy Ganguly has filed for divorce of her four-month-old marriage to Rahul Mahajan, son of BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, alleging domestic violence. On Thursday night, he became violent and abused her physically so that she left his Worli house.
In the NDTV Imagine’s swayamvar reality show, ‘Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, Rahul got marry to Dimpy. After four month of their marriage, she was dumped by him due to his abusive nature. Dimpy reported severe domestic violence incidents against Rahul and has become out in public and is saying her point. Dimpy has several injuries on her left thigh and all her face is swollen. She even has bruises on her hands. Finally the much publicized marriage of Kolkata based Dimpy Ganguly and Rahul Mahajan ended.
On Thursday morning, Dimpy said, Rahul beat her up early after waking her up to know the contents of a message that had just beeped on her phone. Since the phone had the key-pad lock on, Rahul was unable to operate it. When Dimpy asked him to let her sleep, he flew into a rage and began hitting her. She said he punched, kicked and dragged her by her hair. When she could not take it any more, Dimpy pushed him, picked up her phone, ran down the stairs and hid in the passageway. This was 3.30 a.m. Dimpy then called a friend, who picked her up around 4 a.m.
This is the second time that Rahul, who was also involved in a drug abuse case, has been accused of domestic violence. His first wife Shweta Singh, who was his childhood friend, had accused him of physically abusing her. The couple got divorced in 2008 after which Rahul participated in Colors’ reality show “Big Boss”. He continued to be in the limelight for his closeness with co-contestants Monica Bedi and Payal Rohatgi.
Confirming the news, Payal said, “What Rahul is doing by calling and sending me messages is very irritating. I am done with him. I don’t live in the past.” It is known that Payal cut ties with Rahul when he got inclined to Monica Bedi in Bigg Boss 2. Did Payal take time to recover from that? “Not at all,” says Payal, “The most difficult period was when I was housed in Bigg Boss 2. I realized his true colors there.”
“All the bad times are a thing of the past and I am not going to let my past affect my present. I am ready to settle down in life and finally be happy. I have gone through a lot and now it is my time,” said Mahajan post his marriage. After the wedding, Rahul is ready to explore showbiz. “Politics is in my blood but entertainment is my livelihood. You don’t get paid that much as an MP. Showbiz is a huge business and I am looking forward to exploring it. Be it TV or films. Moreover it has a mass appeal and gives me an opportunity to get connected with people,” said Rahul, who has appeared in reality TV shows like Bigg Boss 2 and Chotte Miyan.
Incidentally, Rohatgi too has alleged harassment by Rahul, saying he has been calling her asking for a second chance. “I just don’t want to be harassed anymore. That’s about it. I don’t want to speak to him. He is a married guy,” Rohatgi said. Senior BJP leader Pratap Ashar, a close associate of Pramod Mahajan who was present at the live wedding function of Rahul and Dimpy, refused to be drawn into the controversy saying that he did not know anything.
Payal raised the curtains that Rahul had once offered her 1 crore to take part on the ‘Swayamvar’. When asked about her relationship with the Mahajan scion, she quips, “Please! He is a married man and I am not in touch with him. We used to be friends but that was a long time ago. He also offered to pay me Rs 1 crore to be a part of it. You see, he wanted a friend around. But I was used enough in Bigg Boss 2 to know better.”
It has also been observed some time back that Rahul Mahajan is now back to his Casanova style by courting the ex girlfriend Payal Rohatgi through SMSs. It has been reported that Mahajan is messaging and calling Payal at some odd timings and asking her to meet once in order to prove his serious love for her. But Payal has actually made it very clear that she has no time and intentions to be with Rahul anymore.
Rahul never appreciated Dimpy’s outstation outings and used to fight with her even if she wanted to appear for her degree examinations. They used to have fights and within seconds, Rahul would turn physical. While Dimpy explains, “One such fight got so out of hand that I had to call my mother-in-law. Later he was angry that I had involved his mother in the affair.” Rahul had once pointed a gun at her; Dimpy says that she wouldn’t like to go back to his house right now as she is highly insecure there. The end of the relationship is an expected divorce between them.