Recently, in an interview, popular TV actress Shweta Tiwari shared that she no longer believes in the institution of marriage. She further added how she even advises her daughter Palak Tiwari to not marry.
Shweta Tiwari married Raja Chaudhary in 1998. But, in 2007, she filed for divorce and accused him of domestic violence. Shweta with her daughter Palak moved out of toxic marriage and started a new life.
In 2013, Shweta married Abhinav Kohli after dating him for almost three years. With Abhinav, she welcomed a son, Reyansh Kohli. But, in 2019, her life completely changed when she took a decision to separate from Abhinav after filing a domestic violence complaint against him.
In a recent interview, Shweta opened up about her marriages. She shared how she tried really hard to save her first marriage but didn’t waste time on the second. She shared how she has now lost faith in the idea of marriage.
While sharing the details with Bombay Times, she mentioned, “I don’t believe in the institution of marriage. In fact, I even tell my daughter not to get married. It’s her life and I don’t dictate to her how to lead it, but I want her to think well before taking the plunge. Just because you are in a relationship, it doesn’t have to culminate into marriage.”
Shweta mentioned how she doesn’t think every marriage is bad. But, she wants her daughter to know that she should do what makes her happy without worrying about societal pressure.
After two failed marriages, life hasn’t been easy for Shweta Tiwari. She has faced a lot of criticism because of her two failed marriages.
While sharing her challenges, she said, “A confident woman is often mistaken for being aggressive and arrogant… A lot of people criticise me for two failed marriages. There are many, who are three or four-time divorced, but no one talks about them because they are not in the limelight. People accuse celebrities more. The only support I have ever had is that I never stopped working and I am financially independent…I thank God that I am a working woman.”
In the past, Shweta has also shared how our society finds it easy to blame woman in broken marriage. In one of her old interviews, she mentioned, “ “It’s easy for people to say, ‘Ladki ne hi kuch kiya hoga ya usme hi koi problem hogi, tabhi doosri shaadi bhi nahi chal payi’.”
It is disheartening to see that even in the 21st century, our society expects women to suffer in silence in an abusive marriage. And, if she shows the courage to take action, she becomes a victim of society’s judgmental attitude. At IFORHER, we salute all the women, who have shown the courage to move out of toxic marriage.
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