Shahroz Sabzwari and Sadaf Kanwal tied the knot in an intimate nikkah ceremony recently. The couple looked radiant in simple attires as they celebrated their big day with close family and friends.
The pictures of the ceremony went viral on social media and many were quick to criticise the newlyweds for allegedly confirming their 'rumoured' affair. The said affair was earlier cited by gossip-mongers to be the reason for separation and ultimately divorce between Shahroz and first wife, Syra Yousuf.
On Monday night, the Chain Aaye Naa actor took to social media and shared a four-minute-long video, defending his family and wife.
Sharing the video on Instagram, Shahroz curtly stated, "The only reason I am recording this video is to defend my family and myself. something I have a right to. Whatever is being said about my family, about me, I shall guard with my last breath, because I am a righteous man."
He continued, "I stand before my God, the Holy Book and my Prophet (PBUH) and vow that the separation between Syra and I happened in August 2019. The reason for the said separation was never a woman. Sadaf was never a reason for our separation, neither was infidelity."
Shahroz further added, "Whoever is claiming that the reason for our failed marriage was me cheating on Syra, should come forward with proofs. I challenge that person to."
Talking about his separation, the Dilruba actor asserted, "I met Sadaf for work after three or four months after my separation with Syra. I made a video earlier, which is now being edited and twisted. I can vow that nothing I said in that video was a lie because at that time Sadaf was only my colleague. After that first video, Syra and I tried to reconcile, but we couldn't. The reason why our marriage broke has been very personal to us as a couple and we couldn't solve it."
He also shared that he "never wanted to divorce Syra, that was the last thing that I wanted to do." The former couple then "with dignity, mutually decided to divorce each other. We didn't want to involve courts. I was never involved with Sadaf at that time."
Shahroz shared that the real reason he is recording this video is for his daughter to see in future.
"I am making this video for my daughter, whom I love very much. Five or six years from now, maybe her friends or she would read everything you have said, and will ask me, 'Baba, what is this?'" he said. "At that moment, I will have this video and this will prove as my vow to her, so I can say that this is how I responded (to the criticism). She will be proud of this."
The actor challenged anyone to bring forward the proof of his infidelity.
"I challenge everyone to bring forth the proof to back all these claims you have made against me, my family and my wife, Sadaf. Forget the proofs as well. Come forward and vow in front of me that the reason behind my failed marriage with Syra was a woman."
He concluded by saying, "I say this again: I will defend the honour of my family and my wife till the day I live."
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