After almost two weeks of television actor Khushal Punjabi’s death, there have been some unsettling statements made by her ex-wife Audrey Dolhen, a French national, on his careless behaviour when it came to their son Kian.
Though the couple were very much in love when they decided to take their relationship to the next level and got married in November 2015 in Goa, they somehow lost it in the midst of all the struggle that the actor was facing in his professional life. Last seen in the drama ‘Ishq mein marjaavan’, the actor hit a low due to lack of work and was going through unfathomable pain due to his separation from his wife. The news about his demise where he committed suicide by hanging himself in his Bandra residency called out for her ex-wife to fly back to India, who was currently living in shanghai with their three years old son.
Where several TV stars and people from the entertainment industry attended his funeral and offered their condolences, his ex-wife broke her silence with some harsh words about their failing marriage and how it was him who ‘failed their relationship’.
“We had problems in our marriage but it was not a failed marriage. I never stopped Kian from talking to his father. It was Kushal who was not serious about his family” said Audrey when asked about the downfall of his late husband. She was brutal in her words and also spoke out on the actor’s lack of seriousness and interest in maintaining a bond with his son and re-establishing ties with his family.
Dolhen, who is currently working as CCO in CMA CGM China Shipping Company, also expressed her views on Kushal as a father and displayed her resentment by calling him ‘careless’. “I was on contract with my company and Kushal was not able to understand this. He wanted me to shift to London. It was not possible for me to quit my job. Kushal was a careless father who never bothered about his son’s future. I was at the receiving end in the marriage and not him. I was with our son Kian in France for Christmas holidays” admitted Audrey when questioned about why she was residing alone in a different country altogether.
Though some might accuse his ex-wife of being the reason for this unfortunate turn of events, she definitely presents a different angle for the whole picture.