Honey Singh and Shalini Talwar have legally parted ways with the couple reaching a settlement in a family court. The proceedings were finalized at Saket District Court, Delhi, where the singer handed over a cheque a settlement amount to his ex-wife. According to Times Now, the singer has paid Rs 1 crore as alimony to Shalini Talwar.
Previously, Shalini Talwar had filed a case, alleging that she was subjected to physical, verbal and mental abuse. She had reportedly sought compensation of Rs 20 crore. Shalini had also alleged financial fraud against Honey Singh.
Reacting to the allegations Honey Singh had said in a statement, “I am deeply pained and distressed by the false and malicious allegations levied against me and my family by my companion/wife of 20 years, Mrs. Shalini Talwar. The allegations are severely odious. I have never issued a public statement or press note in the past despite being subjected to harsh criticism for my lyrics, speculation on my health, & negative media coverage in general. However, I see no merit in maintaining a studied silence this time because some of the allegations have been directed at my family – my old parents and younger sister – who have stood by me during some very difficult and trying times and comprise my world. The allegations are cynical and defaming in nature. I have been associated with the industry for over 15 years and worked with artists and musicians across the country. Everyone is aware of my relationship with my wife, who has been an integral part of my crew for more than a decade now and always accompanied me to my shoots, events, and meetings. I strongly refute all the allegations but will not comment any further because the matter is sub-judice before the Court of Law. I have full faith in the judicial system of this country, and I am confident that the truth will be out soon.”