Cheated at altar, man tells his story in film
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Thane’s Shambhunath Tiwari, who was tricked into marrying a woman he never met, is starring in a movie on his life
A 32-year-old businessman, who was tricked into marrying a woman he never met and later falsely accused of dowry harassment, has decided to tell his story on celluloid. Shambhunath Tiwari, a resident of Thane, is playing the lead in a small-budget film, Marriage 98, which chronicles the betrayal he faced at the altar and his fight for justice.
Shambhunath, now a divorcee, believes the movie will serve as a warning for men who blindly agree to an arranged marriage without checking the prospective partner's family history. “I spent 14 years of my life escaping a sham marriage. I don’t want someone else to go through the same ordeal,” he said.
Shambhunath hails from an orthodox family in
As the Tiwaris believed in traditional values, they asked the bride to keep her face covered during the entire wedding ceremony.
It’s only when they took her home that they realised she was not the same girl whose picture they were shown. The Tiwaris accused her parents of cheating them, and demanded that the wedding be annulled.
The woman’s parents, however, accused them of trying to seek dowry. Later, they filed a police complaint, which led to Shambhunath's arrest. He fought back by approaching an
“I went through hell during this period. After the court verdict, I narrated my story to my friend Aman Koiri, and we decided to make a film based on it,” said the 32-year-old, who runs a garment business.
Marriage 98, which has a budget of about Rs 30 lakh, is a month away from completion. Directed by Koiri, it will be released in Hindi, Bhojpuri and Tamil. “We are making this movie not just to earn money, but also to make people aware of marital fraud,” Koiri said.
Moral of news item:
1. Check from top to bottom your would be female spouse.
2. Annulment of marriage is possible in such FRAUDS.