Shefali Jariwala on her first marriage & divorce: Not every violence is physical, there’s mental violence too
Shefali Jariwali is leading a ‘happy married’ with Parag Tyagi. But, life for Shefali has not been easy. The actress was earlier married to Harmeet Singh, but they parted ways. Later, she found love in Parag. In a recent interview with TimesNowNews.com, Shefali Jariwala has opened up about her first marriage and divorce. The actress shared the personal turmoil and trauma she went through years ago when filing for divorce.
Revealing why she decided to file for divorce and break her first marriage, Shefali Jariwala said that she was facing mental violence. “It is very important to understand that you are not being appreciated. Not every kind of violence is physical. There is a lot of mental violence that also happens and you are very unhappy in your life.” Shefali stated.
The Kanta Laga girl went onto add that she was able to decide for divorce as she was ‘independent.’ “I was making my own money. The biggest fear in our country is we have is of the society. Divorce is considered to be taboo. But the way I have been raised is to not really care about society but just do what we feel is right,” Shefali said. She reiterated that she could take such steps in her life and she had strong support for it.
Shefali further said that women must be independent and recognize the situations they are in. “Sometimes, women do not recognise it for years together that they are not in a happy marriage,” she feels. Shefali thinks that things can happen amicably for the better but many can support women in such times.
“The police can intervene. We have great lawyers. The law of the country protects women in many ways. They have to seek advice and be strong,” she adds. Shefali Jariwala voiced that women can try and have a support system of their own. She feels women have to make difficult decisions to move forward in life.
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About her relationship with her husband Parag Tyagi, Shefali said that they went out on a date, and hit off instantly. “We really liked each other a lot. Parag and I are very similar and different in many ways. I think we kind of balance each other out,” Shefali shared.
For the unversed, Shefali Jariwala and Harmeet Singh got divorced in 2009 after five years of marriage. Shefali tied the knot with Parag Tyagi in 2014, and they’re in a happy space now. She was last seen in Bigg Boss 13.