Bollywood actress Arzoo Govitrikar, who shot to fame from Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Baghban has filed a police complaint in Mumbai, accusing her husband of repeatedly assaulting her at home and spitting on her face repeatedly.
Arzoo, sister of model-actress Aditi Govitrikar, was married to Siddharth Sabharwal in 2010 after they dated each other briefly. Resident of Pochkhanwala Road in Worli, Arzoo stormed out of her house a few weeks ago complaining of ‘another round of brutal physical assault’ by her husband.
She filed a police complaint on 19 February with the Worli Police alleging that on 15 February, she had an altercation with her husband over the issue of alcohol consumption. This, according to Mumbai Mirror, angered her husband so much that he ‘dragged her inside the bathroom around 4 am and hit her viciously.’
She said in her complaint that Siddharth threatened to kill her entire family. Arzzo said that in a similar incident on 22 January, her husband had spat on her face in a fit rage. When she objected, the complaint said, he repeated his act.
On Tuesday, Arzoo, accompanied by sister Aditi and actor Ashish Chaudhary, visited the Worli Police Station alleging that Siddharth had taken the custody of the couple’s five-year-old child Aashman without her consent.
Siddharth has denied allegations of torture and termed the police complaint by Arzoo as drama. When asked about the CCTV footage showing him physically assault Arzoo, he told Mumbai Mirror, “It was she who asked me to slap her saying she was rehearsing for a crime show. I will respond to these allegations at the right forum.”
Her sister Aditi has refused to comment on the controversy saying that she didn’t want to discuss her personal matter.”
Arzoo has not updated her Instagram page since 8 February, when she posted a collage of photos of her night out with friends. Posting a collage of her photos, she had written, “Crazy night with mad friends.”
Arzoo has acted in films such as Mere Baap Pehle Aap and Let’s Enjoy. She has also featured in several popular TV soaps such as Naagin and Ek Ladki Anjaani Si.