Mahhi Vij and Jay Bhanushali pen an open letter for those accusing them of ‘abandoning’ their foster children

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TV couple Jay Bhanushali and Mahhi Vij have a biological daughter, Tara and they have been fostering their caretaker’s children Khushi and Rajveer since 2017. They are also sponsoring their education. Khushi and Rajveer came to Jay and Mahhi’s lives before Tara’s birth in 2019. Several times, the couple became the victim of trolls who claimed that Jay and Mahhi don’t take care of their foster children or love them as much as their daughter, Tara.

Finally, Mahhi and Jay responded to the accusations by releasing a joint statement where they wrote that Tara entered their lives as a beautiful blessing but that doesn’t change their feelings for Khushi and Rajveer.


In the lengthy post, Mahhi and Jay wrote, “When Khushi came into our lives, we became parents but a part of us knows that the decisions and the first rights belong to her father and mother. They had always wanted the kids to spend some time in Mumbai but eventually return to their hometown and be with their extended family and grandparents. And we feel that there is no one who can judge what is better for a child, than their parents.”

They further wrote that it pains them when people claim that they have ‘abandoned’ Khushi and Rajveer. They also wrote that it will hurt their children when they grow up.

“So today to all of you who may question why you aren’t seeing them with us or feel that we’ve abandoned them, please don’t! It pains us and it will hurt our children when they grow up. For us all our three children are equally loved but two of them though living in their hometown are still precious for us. Our video calls and frequent exchange of messages keep us close to them and that’s a decision which none of us have a right to interfere in,” they wrote in the post.

Read their full post here.

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