Shweta Tiwari, who have a daughter from her first marriage and a son from the second, opened on walking out of two marriages, being a single-parent and being at the receiving end of sexism.
Television actor Shweta Tiwari has seen tons of ups and downs in her personal life. The actor got married in her teens to Raja Chaudhary, divorced him at the age of 27 after accusing him of violence. Years later, the Kasautii Zindagi Kay fame actor married Abhinav Kohli in 2013. However, her second marriage didn’t last long either amid domestic abuse claims.
Shweta, who have a daughter from her first marriage and a son from the second, opened on walking out of two exploitative marriages, being a single-parent, being at the receiving end of sexism and far more during a new interview.
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Talking about her being subjected to violence within the first marriage, Shweta spoke about how society normalises a wife-beater and expects a lady to remain within the marriage. “In a middle-class family, since childhood, you’re told to compromise, to adjust. People tell you one-two slaps are nothing. But my mother never said any such thing. They asked ‘what will happen to the youngsters (if she walks out of the marriage)?’ But once I first got separated at the age of 27, I realised what can happen because as a child, seeing your parents fight a day or seeing their father walking in drunk is worse than being mentioned by one parent,” the actor told Bollywood Bubble.
Shweta said that peoples walk up to her and advise her to not marry again. “You be during a live-in relationship for 10 years and leave, nobody will question you but you walk out of a wedding after two years, everyone will say, ‘How repeatedly will she marry?’ People walk up to me to inform me ‘Don’t get married a 3rd time.’ Will I ask them? Who are they? Are they paying for my wedding? this is often my decision. this is my life.”
She added that her legal status has built a picture of her daughter Palak Tiwari within the limelight, “People on Instagram tell me that I got married twice and my daughter will marry five times. But maybe she won’t marry in the least. Whatever she has already seen, maybe she won’t. Maybe due to what she has seen, she will choose wisely.”
Talking about her children, Shweta said both Palak and Reyansh are her pillar of strength. She said while she isn’t pleased with the mistakes she has made, she feels proud when she looks at them. “She saw me getting beaten-up. She has seen everything. She was just six years old once I ended my first marriage. She has seen my trauma. She has seen ‘darwaaze pe aake tamasha karna, police ka aana, mummy ka police ke paas jaana.’ I wont to carry her along.
She added that her 4-year-old son knows about police but not due to her. “I am unable to save lots of them from the entire situation. to steer a cheerful life, to return out of the mess, I even have just one way which is to be with them also attend the court or police headquarters. i do know they’re suffering because I chose the incorrect men. That was my fault, not theirs. But they’re browsing this strong, they’re smiling through it. I never tell them don’t ask your father, don’t miss them. They don’t because they’re frightened of the trauma,” Shweta stated.
On professional front, Shweta Tiwari was last seen in Mere Dad Ki Dulhan, which went off-air last year. She hasn’t announced her new project as of now.