Popular TV star Myna Nandhini's husband, Karthikeyan, had recently committed suicide by consuming poison in a lodge in Virugambakkam, Chennai.
Karthikeyan had blamed his father-in-law for his suicide though the police believed the real reason to be different. According to the police, Karthikeyan was involved in an extramarital affair and the woman in question had also committed suicide a few days ago. They added that there were a few accusations against him of duping people of money by promising them jobs.
Nandhini did not attend Karthikeyan's funeral and her absence led to much speculation. However, since then, she has spoken to the media about the incident, corroborating the police's version. She said that she'd hidden the allegations of duping against her husband from her family and that she knew he was in a relationship with another woman.
In a telephonic interview with India Glitz, Nandhini said, "Everyone in Karthik's family knew how much I loved him. I find it very difficult to accept that Karthik is not here with me today. I will always wear my wedlock chain."
Breaking down when asked why she didn't go for the funeral, Nandhini said that she was stopped from attending it. "They didn't let me, that's the truth. His family didn't allow anyone from my side to see him. My friends begged them to let me see him once at the cremation ground but they spoke ill of them."
Nandhini also alleged that Karthikeyan had been married to a woman from Salem in 2014 and that the relationship soured because of a cheating case. However, Nandhini says she did not know any of this before she married him and that the truths which were being revealed now were shocking to her.
Karthikeyan was supposedly in another relationship with a woman, who was estranged from her husband. Nandhini says that he told her this only after they had registered their marriage. The woman committed suicide two days after Karthikeyan and Nandhini got married and the news shocked her, she says.
Nandhini mentioned that Karthikeyan had gone into depression after this but that she'd looked after him like "a child and not husband". "Nobody needs to give me any certificate on how I looked after Karthik and how I brought him out of depression. I've lived with him and he's still with me. Just as his family is grieving the loss of a son, I'm also grieving for my loss."
Addressing the abuse she's been allegedly facing from Karthikeyan's family, Nandhini said that she wished they'd wait for at least a few days before indulging in this mud-slinging and that her husband would not have allowed this if he'd been alive.
"Karthik has left me with a very big thing - pain. I don't know how I'm going to live without him," she said.