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Model claims she is Abhishek's wife, attempts suicide
Syed Firdaus Ashraf

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April 20, 2007 11:58 IST
Last Updated: April 20, 2007 16:39 IST

In a Bollywoodish twist, a model cum actress who claimed she was married to actor Abhishek Bachchan attempted suicide outside the Bachchans' home early on Friday morning. 


Jhanvi Kapoor cut her wrist outside Prateeksha, the Bachchans' bungalow in Juhu, claiming she unable to bear Abhishek Bachchan's marriage to Aishwarya Rai later in the day.


Kapoor tried to file a complaint against Bachchan Jr with the Juhu police, but the complaint has not been registered. In an ironic twist, she was arrested for attempting to commit suicide.


Later, the court granted bail to Jhanvi for Rs 10,000. She was charged with attempting to commit suicide.


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"We did not register the complaint because she was in a drugged state. We told her to come later with her parents," senior inspector of Juhu police station, Pradeep Shinde, said.


Meanwhile, Kapoor told mediapersons that she met the actor while he was filming for Dus. Jhanvi was one of the dancers in the song, Dus bahane. She claimed that they have been dating for the last two years, and were meeting regularly in Juhu.


'We exchanged phone numbers and used to interact regularly through e-mails,' Kapoor told the media.


She also claimed that Abhishek put sindoor on her forehead last year, and married her in the presence of some friends.


However, when asked for a photograph or any other proof of wedding, she refused to give it saying, 'When you love someone, you don't need proof.'


She also did not reveal her friends' identities.


Meanwhile, television channels claimed that Kapoor was a divorcee and was married to one of the sons of Maulana Kalbe Sadiq of the Muslim Personal Law Board in Lucknow.


Kalbe Sadiq, who was out of the country, has confirmed that Kapoor's real name was Naina Rizvi and that she was his former daughter-in-law.


Kapoor, however, has denied this.


She claimed her father was a Kapoor and that he died when she was a year old. Later, her mother was remarried to a Muslim.


'I was never married,' Kapoor insisted. 'My mother is in Scotland and I have been in Mumbai for nearly two years now,' she added.


The Bachchans have maintained silence on the issue.

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