Masterchef India judge Kunal Kapur grants divorce on grounds of cruelty – READ

Kunal and his wife married in April 2008, and they had a baby in 2012.

Kunal Kapur, a celebrity chef who rose to prominence as a judge on numerous seasons of Masterchef India, has been granted a divorce from his wife on grounds of cruelty. In its decision, the court stated that there was no reason for the pair to be “compelled to live while enduring the agony of living together”.

Kunal and his wife married in April 2008, and they had a baby in 2012. However, Kunal later filed for divorce, stating that his wife insulted him and did not respect his parents.

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His separated wife, on the other hand, accused Kunal and his family of “forcing her to commit suicide” and even claimed that the chef would engage in flirty chats and have extramarital affairs after tasting fame post Masterchef India.

However, when she failed to provide evidence to the court to back up her claims, the couple was eventually granted divorce, and the bench noted, “Such baseless arguments, when made about a person who is regularly in the public eye, have long lasting effects on his reputation, and tarnishes his image among his peers. Therefore, such an act amounts to cruelty.”

“We find that conduct of the respondent towards appellant has been such that it is devoid of dignity and empathy towards him. When such is the nature of one spouse towards the other, it brings disgrace to the very essence of marriage,” the bench added.

Kunal Kapur, one of India’s most accomplished chefs, participated as a judge on Masterchef India’s inaugural season in 2010. He returned as a judge for the second, third, and fifth seasons of the competition, having become one of India’s favourite ‘TV chefs’.