The battle of words between TV actor Charu Asopa and her estranged husband Rajeev Sen gets uglier by the day. After Rajeev accused her of having an affair with her Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai co-actor Karan Mehra, she called the allegations baseless and accused Rajeev of defaming her character. Now Karan Mehra has also responded to Rajeev’s accusations.
In a new interview with Siddharth Kannan, Karan said he has no idea who Rajeev is. He also claimed that he has not had any contact with Charu for almost 10 years. It wasn’t until recently that he met her for a work-related conversation, but they weren’t alone.
Karan said, ‘To suddenly have your name dragged into something like this, for someone else’s wedding... main toh pehle apni hi cheezein lost karne mein laga hua hun… ye toh kuch aur hi naya aa gaya hai... (I’m already stuck solving my own problems and now this new thing has come up). It’s quite disheartening that someone, without any basis of truth, can draw someone’s name.”
The actor is currently embroiled in a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife Nisha Rawal. Nisha accused Karan of domestic violence and infidelity in the past.
In the interview, Karan said that he and Charu were not even friends. They were just colleagues working together on Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and that too for a short period of time. Charu tried the role of Karan’s character’s employee on the Star Plus show.
Since Karan’s name is involved in the dispute between Charu and Rajeev, Charu apologizes to him. “I have received calls and messages from her. She apologizes and says ‘Sorry Karan, because of my personal thing your name got dragged in’. She says, “Maybe he (Rajeev) couldn’t see anyone else on my page, so he took your name.” In a Reel, we click on a photo with some other people and Rajeev thought it was romantic,” Karan said.
Earlier, in an interview with indianexpress.com, Charu had explained: “On my entire Instagram there is only one video with another man. And it’s not a romantic reel as he claimed. It’s a professional video, a collaboration for an event Karan and I were invited there as celebrity guests. We just stand together, in the midst of a collection of people, not even alone. How can he call that romantic?”
Charu Asopa and Rajeev Sen got married in 2019 and announced their divorce a few months ago. However, they gave the marriage another chance, only to split up again a few weeks ago. Amid the accusations and rumors, they briefly reunited earlier this week for their daughter’s first birthday.