Bollwood singer-rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is facing an FIR filed by wife Shalini Talwar on grounds of domestic abuse. The case is filed against Honey Singh and his family under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court.
The case was filed on Tuesday before Tania Singh, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Tis Hazari Court. The plea was presented by advocates Sandeep Kapur, Apoorva Pandey and GG Kashyap on behalf of Shalini Talwar.
The 38-year-old has sought protection orders and “other reliefs against the atrocities committed” by her parent in-laws and sister in-law namely Sarabjit Singh, Bhupinder Kaur and Sneha Singh.
In the plea, Talwar has claimed she was subjected to ‘physical, emotional, mental and verbal abuse’ by her husband and his family. Childhood sweethearts Honey and Shalini had tied the knot on January 23, 2011.
Talwar claims that after Honey Singh’s career took off, he became rude and abusive towards her. When the photographs from their wedding went viral, Honey allegedly beat Shalini mercilessly blaming her for leaking them. Talwar added that Honey always wanted to conceal his marital status or any existence of her from the public eye.
Shalini also claims that Honey Singh has cheated on her multiple times. She alleges that during the shoot of his song ‘Brown Rang De’, Honey Singh had multiple affairs with various female colleagues. On being confronted about it by Shalini, Honey resorted to violence again.
The Court has issued notice to Honey Singh for August 28, 2021, and passed interim orders in favour of Shalini Talwar restraining Honey Singh from disposing off his jointly owned property, his wife’s Stridhan etc.