- Posted July 23, 2012 by
Late Rajesh Khanna's companion Anita asks for 'rightful share'.
In his last years, the actor lived in his sprawling Carter Road home Aashirwaad with his companion and lover, Anita Advani. The lady was staying with him for about a decade, and this didn't go down too well with his estranged wife, Dimple Kapadia, and children. “For the last one month, the family has been trying to oust Advani from the house, where she claims she has been living with Khanna for the last eight years. This is why she sent the notice,” says a source.
It was only on Tuesday, a day before his death, that Advani pleaded to the courts to grant her the right to stay in the palatial bungalow, that had been her home for the time. Under Section 19 of the Domestic Violence Act, the family is barred from ‘dispossessing or in any other manner disturbing the possession of the aggrieved person from the shared household, whether or not the respondent has a legal or equitable interest in the shared household’.
When contacted, the grieved Anita admitted that Khanna was not completely aware of his surroundings during his last days, and that the notice was a case of bad timing. “He had started pushing me away. There were days where he didn’t even want to speak to his own family. They began isolating me, and I had begun to feel lost,” she said, “I sent that notice when I was annoyed… without him, I had nowhere else to go. But I never thought I would actually lose him. The timing was really bad.”
The discomfort was also evident when Akshay Kumar asked Anita Advani to not board the truck that was carrying Khanna's body when she tried to.