Popular South actress Priya Mani tied the knot with Mustafa Raj in 2017. However, their marriage apparently stands challenged in the court. It has come to light that Priya Mani is the second wife of Mustafa, a businessman and event manager. His first wife is Ayesha. According to a leading daily's report, Ayesha has slapped a criminal case against Mustafa and Priya Mani, claiming that their marriage is invalid.
Talking to the daily, Ayesha stated that Mustafa is still married to her as their legal separation is yet to happen. She claimed that they are yet to file for divorce. "Mustafa is still married to me. Mustafa and Priyamani's marriage is invalid. We have not even filed for divorce and while marrying Priyamani, he declared in the court that he was a bachelor," Ayesha told the daily.
After being prodded, Mustafa agreed to open up about the matter. He reacted to Ayesha's claim and told the daily that the charges against him are false. He said she is trying to extort money from him. "The charges against me are false. I am paying the children's maintenance to Ayesha regularly. She is simply trying to extort money from me," Mustafa said. Mustafa and Ayesha have been living separately since 2010. They have two children too. According to the report, Mustafa and Ayesha got divorced in 2013. "My marriage with Priyamani happened in 2017, why was Ayesha quiet for so long?" asked Mustafa.
Reacting to Mustafa's question, Ayesha said, "As a mother of two children, what can you do? One tries to sort it out amicably but only when it doesn't work out, some steps need to be taken because you don't want to lose out on time which he has been using against me now."
Advocate Purnima Bhatia, who was representing Mustafa, told the daily, "Yes, I was handling this case for Mustafa. Even now, I am officially on it. As for the matter, it is currently pending. However, I do not know if I'll go further in this case or not."
(Source: Times Of India)