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Stop Calling My Husband Taklya, Kalia, Says Kambli's Wife

Former cricketer Vinod Kambli's famous bald pate is turning into a social embarrassment for his gorgeous wife, former model Andrea.On Sunday evening, Andrea, who had been summoned to the Bandra police station after a woman
PTI September 06, 2010 11:12 IST
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Former cricketer Vinod Kambli's famous bald pate is turning into a social embarrassment for his gorgeous wife, former model Andrea.

On Sunday evening, Andrea, who had been summoned to the Bandra police station after a woman accused her of misbehaviour in a shopping mall, broke down as soon as the cops were done with the questioning, reports Mumbai Mirror.

“Whenever I step out with my husband, people taunt us by calling him taklya, kalia. It is extremely upsetting,” sobbed the mother of a two-month-old outside the police station.

Andrea had allegedly got into a catfight with a shopper in a Bandra mall. While it is not clear what triggered the duel, it ended up with the family spending 30 minutes at the police station and a visibly embarrassed Kambli trying to placate his seething wife and salvage the situation.

The complainant Shradhha Kumar of Kurla claimed in her NC that on Sunday at 7 pm, Kambli's wife, who was carrying her baby in a pram, misbehaved with her in the mall elevator, with one of the pram wheels running over her feet.  

According to eyewitnesses, things got nasty when the two women got into a verbal duel, with Andrea accusing Kumar of trying to push her around and in the melee waking up the baby who immediately started wailing.  

It was only when the door of the cramped, noisy elevator opened that the warring women, wailing baby, and a mortified Kambli stepped out into some fresh air. Kumar immediately approached the cops with the Kamblis reaching the station soon after.

“I lose my cool when people pass rude comments about my husband,” claimed Andrea, adding, “Earlier, I used to fly off the handle far more frequently, now I try to restrain myself.” Even then, said Andrea, she often finds it difficult to sit through the humiliation when strangers pass unkind comments about her husband's pate or complexion. She admitted tearfully, “I just can't handle these jibes!”

This is not the first time Andrea has got into trouble for losing her cool in public. Last year too she received a stern warning after a physically-challenged woman lodged a non-cognisable offence, saying that Andrea and her maid had assaulted her.

Kambli, who was by his wife's side throughout Sunday's incident, right till the point she presented her side at the police station, tried to resolve the matter to the best of his abilities. “She did not get violent with her, but merely held her hand firmly,” he said, with his head in his hand, a picture of gloom. To Mirror he merely said, “I don't want to be talked about in the media for something like this.”  

Senior PI Prakash George of Bandra police station said, “We have registered an NC against Andrea Kambli. She was summoned here and issued a warning.”