After information about filmmaker Shekhar Kapur’s property dispute with his ex-wife singer-actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthy was leaked into the press, there were murmurs of dissent among his friends who felt his domestic disputes were being unnecessarily dragged into the public domain.’
Says an angry friend, “First of all, who is leaking the information into the press? Suchitra Krishnamoorthy is not saying anything. But according to these leaked stories she is going to fight a legal battle with Shekhar over his property in Mumbai for the sake of their daughter Kaveri. Shekhar is a very caring father. At 76, Shekhar Kapur works so hard only to secure his daughter’s future.He’d happily give away everything he has to Kaveri .Where is the need to go to court when everything Shekhar possesses belongs to his daughter?”
In an interview given to me some years ago Shekhar Kapur had spoken warmly about his daughter. “Kaveri is very talented . I am so very proud of her.I don’t get to spend that much time with her as I’m out of the country most of the time. But as and when we get the opportunity I make sure she is with me.”
Another friend of Shekhar Kapur jumps to the father’s defence saying, “Kaveri’s mother didn’t even consult Kaveri before going to court for property rights. Kaveri is very very upset.”
Kaveri Kapur has now spoken up in her father’s defence.She says, “Over the years I have stayed away from commenting on any and every conversation pertaining to my Parents and their dealings with each other. But yesterday a media report carried my name in the context of a case that is between my Mother and my father. I would like to set the record straight, I have a very strong and loving relationship with my father, Mr Shekhar Kapur. I am disappointed that my name was dragged in this manner. As a 19-years-old I know I can speak for myself.I have nothing to do with this case or any case between my parents.”
Despite his indisputable feelings for his daughter and Kaveri’s reciprocated love for her father, it looks Shekhar is in for a long legal battle with his former wife over their daughter’s property rights. It must be noted that Shekhar Kapur is already poised for a complicated legal battle with the Zee network over the franchise right of his film Mr India.
It looks like Shekhar would be extensively in and out of courts in the coming months.