Rhea Pillai filed in a domestic violence case over her estranged partner and father of their daughter, Leander Paes, in 2014, however, it was only this July that the Supreme Court ordered the Mumbai court to decide the matter within six months.
At the Bandra Magistrate Court, Rhea Pillai’s lawyers Gunjan Mangla and Amna Usman claimed that the former model wants Rs 1 crore as damages and not Rs 10 lakh as mentioned earlier. They admitted leaving out a ‘zero’ when they were filing her court petition on compensation for domestic violence, reported Mid-Day.
The plea, however, had the original suit stating Rs 1 crore as damages sought. Paes has been termed as an ‘absentee father’ by Rhea.
The domestic violence case was filed in 2014, but it was only this July that the Supreme Court ordered the Mumbai court to decide the matter within six months. Pillai's lawyers made the error in an interim application filed to seek compensation until the case is over.
Mid-day had reported on September 2 that Pillai made the demand for maintenance while alleging that Paes had been an absentee father, leaving her to bear the expenses for their daughter.
She demanded a one-time payment of R42.37 lakh to pay her back for expenses already borne, as well as monthly payments of Rs. 2.62 lakh to support her and her daughter.
The list of demands includes the purchase of a vehicle consistent with the standard of living their daughter is used to, such as Toyota Innova, Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda City or a similar car.
The petition had stated, "Paes failed to cater to any of her needs. It was only shortly before the filing of the custody petition that he suddenly realised his duty towards his daughter, and started making payments for her education. He started paying her school fees only from 2013, whereas she has been attending school since 2010, and all her expenses were borne by Pillai."
In her application, she had also cited text messages between her daughter and Paes to back her allegations that he had been a neglectful father who failed to provide financial or emotional support to their daughter.