Rhea Pillai seeks Rs 20 crore, won’t pay says Leander Paes

New Delhi: Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his estranged live-in partner Rhea Pillai, who appeared before the Supreme Court on Monday, told the apex court that settlement of their dispute is not possible.

Rhea’s counsel told the apex court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra that his client has asked for a house from Paes for his daughter which he is not agreeing to. Countering the argument, the lawyer for Paes said, Rhea has got a house from actor and ex-husband Sanjay Dutt and Paes is not ready for such a demand, of Rs 20 crore as one time settlement.

The bench said “It is not possible to say anything at this stage. We cannot force the parties for settlement. We tried our best to persuade the parties while hearing them in-chamber.”

The bench referred the matter to another bench for passing of appropriate order and fixed July 18 as the next date for hearing.

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