An old interview of Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra's ex-wife is currently going viral. The entrepreneur was married to Kavita Kundra before tying the knot with the 'Dhadhkan' actress.
In an interview, Kavita had accused Shilpa of 'wrecking' her marriage with Raj Kundra.
Alleging that the actress was the reason behind her divorce with Raj, Kavita told a leading media outlet, "I look at the pictures of them together and think, she's with my husband, she's living my life. While I was trying to put our marriage back together, he was talking constantly about Shilpa, as if it didn't matter what happened to us because he had found someone better, cleverer and more famous than me."
When Raj Kundra was asked about the link up rumours with Shilpa Shetty at an event, he had said that they are 'just friend'.
After his first wife's interview to Daily Mail, Kundra had reportedly issued a statement denying Kavita's allegations.Shilpa Shetty shares her ‘propose day’ picture from 11 years ago with ‘cookie’ Raj Kundra
"My wife and I separated nine months ago and filed for divorce four months ago; we had agreed a mutual divorce. The reasons for the divorce are too personal for me to discuss and it would bring down my ex wife and I do not wish to stoop down to her level as its very degrading. At this time I had no association with Shilpa Shetty whatsoever," it read.
"I regret that my personal situation has led my ex-wife to attempt to damage the reputation of a highly acclaimed celebrity. I would simply like to take this opportunity to apologise to Shilpa Shetty and her family for my ex-wife’s shocking allegations," concluded Raj Kundra's statement.Shilpa Shetty refutes Sachiin Joshi's gold scam charge against her and husband Raj Kundra
Later in 2007, Shilpa Shetty claimed that he didn't know Kundra when Kavita 'walked out on him'.
"I didn't even know him when I went into Big Brother. I have known him for about only six months, which was four months after his wife had left home and he had already got a divorce by then," she told The Daily Mail.
Actress and fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra got married to each other in 2009. In 2012, they became parents to their first child Viaan. Last year, the couple announced the birth of their daughter Samisha via surrogacy.
On the work front, Shilpa, who made her Bollywood debut with 'Baazigar' in 1993, is all set to make her comeback.
She will be next seen in 'Hungama 2', which also stars Paresh Rawal and Meezaan Jaaferi. She is also a part of 'Nikamma'.Raj Kundra pens heartfelt note for wife Shilpa Shetty on her 46th birthday - watch video
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