- Mandana Karimi took back her complaint to 'save her marriage'
- Gaurav Gupta says he never insisted she retracted from the case
- "I was compelled to protect myself," said Mandana
Mandana in her complaint has also requested her in-laws to return her personal belongs and dog, which Gaurav told Mumbai Mirror she can have back until "she does not start claiming expenses for the dog." Mandana is currently living in the service apartment, the expenses of which are paid for by Gaurav Gupta. He told Mumbai Mirror that he did not insist Mandana to retract her case and she wants to return because she doesn't want to live in the flat he's offered. Gaurav also added that if Mandana is "genuinely interested in an amicable settlement" then he would leave it to the "court to pass its orders."
In her initial complaint in July, Mandana demanded Rs 10 lakh as monthly maintenance and Rs 2 crore as compensation "for the trauma and agony caused, and loss of career and business," reported mid-day. She had alleged that Gaurav forced her to quit acting. There were reports that Mandana's work permit was also at stake after Ekta Kapoor (whose Balaji Films was in charge of renewing her work permit) revoked her support.
Meanwhile, Gaurav's brother Gautam Gupta alleged that Mandana 'harassed' his family. "She wanted to withdraw the complaint as she would be answerable to the court if she continued with the proceedings," reported Mumbai Mirror. Mandana also reportedly 'hated' Gautam's finacee Smriti Khanna (Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi).
Mandana Karimi married Gaurav Gupta in January. Mandana has participated in reality show Bigg Boss and has worked in films like Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 and Main Aur Charles.
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