Zarina Wahab: The Law Linking Live-In With Rape Must Change
Zarina Wahab has stood with her husband Aditya Pancholi through all the stress and strain that they as a couple have gone through over his past relationship with actress Kangana Ranaut.
Fresh legal trouble over the issue again cropped up recently. And Zarina wishes there would be more stringent laws to protect the accused in cases of sexual offences.
“You can’t be in a relationship with someone or living in with someone for years and then suddenly accuse him of rape just because the relationship has ended, or because one of the two parties has moved on. It’s just not right,” asserts Zarina .
Zarina rises to the defence of television actor Karan Oberoi who stands accused of rape.
“Look at the way he has been locked away. I’ve worked with him in the past. He’s a decent civilized courteous man. It’s frightening what a rape allegation can do to a man. Whether it is true or not it destroys a man’s reputation and selfconfidence. Karan will never be himself again ,” says Zarina.
She admits he lives in constant fear for her husband’s safety and protection. “I know him better than anyone else. He has not hidden anything from me. I know what has happened in the past. He has done no wrong.”