Chahatt Khanna On Society's Harsh Perspective Towards Single Mothers And Divorcees: “People Call Me Names And Advise Others To Avoid Me”

Chahatt Khanna opens up about her broken marriage and societal pressure on being a divorcee as well as a single mother to her daughters

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Chahatt Khanna On Society's Harsh Perspective Towards Single Mothers And Divorcees: “People Call Me Names And Advise Others To Avoid Me”
TV actress Chahatt Khanna is making a comeback in the entertainment industry, leaving behind her troubled marriage and standing tall for her two daughters. The actress in a conversation with ZoomTV revealed how life has changed for her post divorce, being a single mother for her little daughters and how people perceive her post a failed marriage with Farhan Mirza. The actress spilled the beans about her personal as well as professional life in her interaction.

Regarding her divorce with Farhan and abusive marriage, she said, "It's easy to get married but difficult to get divorced. It will take me another four to five years [to find my feet]. It is difficult because when you introduce yourself as a single mother in society, a lot of people want to take advantage of your vulnerability. I had co-actors walk up to me and say, 'If you were single, I would have married you'. Or 'Life is over for you because you won't find love again' and so on. Several suggested that I settle abroad as life would be easier there. I want to be happy, so I'm not getting married again for sure, but why should I leave my home?”

As if this was not enough for the actress to go through, she also spoke how people look at her and what they think. "I feel conscious walking in public because I can feel all eyes on me; people call me names and advise others to avoid me. I am getting [professional] help to get me through this. I don't believe in the stigma attached to visiting a shrink. It is something people must do on a regular basis,” she added.

Lastly sharing her experience shooting for Sanjay Dutt's upcoming political thriller Prasthanam, she added, "This is my fourth film. Sanjay is a fun-loving person, although I don't have too many scenes with him. Most of my scenes are with Ali Fazal, who plays my brother in the family drama. The fame that television roles bring you is way beyond what a film can give you. You become a household face with TV.”

The actress is taking care of her daughters Zohar Mirza and Amaira Mirza alone. She was married to Farhan in 2013 and parted ways with him due to domestic abuse in 2018.

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