"I confronted him and he admitted to it."
Nisha Rawal has opened up on the issues in her relationship with TV actor Karan Mehra.
Karan was arrested on May 31, 2021, for allegedly beating his wife at their home.
The actor was later released on bail and he claimed that Nisha filed a false case against him.
On the evening of June 1, 2021, Nisha Rawal addressed the media and gave her side of the story on what their 14-year relationship has been like.
Nisha admitted that it was “extremely embarrassing” to meet the media in such circumstances.
But she decided to speak about the matter as she wanted their son Kavish to know the truth when he reads about it in the future.
Nisha revealed: “It has been 14 years since our relationship and 9 years to the wedding and a lot has happened during this period.
“The talks of our divorce started a month back when Karan was in Chandigarh.
“Unfortunately, Karan has been having an affair with another woman which I didn’t know.
“When I came to know, I confronted him and he admitted to it.
“He also said that it is serious and that he loves someone else and that their relationship was also physical.
“The woman is from Delhi and whenever he has been to Chandigarh for the shoot of his new show they would meet and that’s how it started.”
On Karan’s alleged affair, Nisha elaborated:
“When I got to know about the affair, I did not react in anger but instead asked Karan to sit and talk about it. That’s when he opened up.
“The next day, I visited my parents and revealed everything.
“My mother asked me to work on the relationship.
“I said that if Karan apologises and expresses interest in working on this relationship then I am okay.
“I came back from my parent’s house, but there was no change in Karan’s attitude which hinted at him being remorseful of what he did.
“I put in efforts from my side and even made a group on WhatsApp with me and Karan called the Love Project.
“Considering Karan’s behaviour in the past 14 years, this is not new.
“I have been trying to keep his image of goody-two-shoes intact that he has earned with his body of work.
“We are all actors and this affects careers and we have a baby together as well.
“Every time Karan used to behave in such a manner he would apologise and promise to not repeat and deep down I wanted to believe him.”
Nisha Rawal revealed that she has been hit by Karan Mehra numerous times, calling it “common”.
“It’s very common of him to hit me. My face would become black and blue and he would punch me as well.”
She admitted that she put up with the abuse because she still loved Karan.
However, Nisha said that she does not want a father like Karan to take care of their child.
She added that it is her responsibility to speak out against domestic violence.
On the night of the domestic violence incident, Nisha recalled:
“I lashed out on him about all the feelings that I had bottled up.
“We spoke and he was visibly upset.
“When I got up to leave the room, he held my hair and pushed me against the wall. He also held my neck while pinning me against the wall.”
Karan Mehra has since dismissed the claims that he has been having an affair.
He said: “All these allegations are bound to come up and I will be linked with many people.
“These stories are baseless. I haven’t cheated on her and I am not having an extramarital affair.”
Karan also said that his wife has bipolar disorder.
Nisha admitted that she was diagnosed with bipolar in 2014. She said:
“Bipolar is a mood disorder which happens due to extreme trauma and it’s genetic sometimes.
“I was diagnosed with bipolarity and I am not going to lie about it as I am not ashamed about it.
“But I am not a psycho, it is a mood disorder. And you all know how balanced I am.
“I create content for the web, I make videos and write about things. I don’t have to prove anything.”