Celebrated director Priyadarshan and popular Malayalam actress Lissy Lakshmi ended their marriage of 26 years, last week. Calling the proceedings an ordeal, the actress is relived the divorce has finally come through. Here’s her statement –
My marriage with Priyadarshan officially ended today. We both have signed the final papers at the Family Court in Chennai. This has been a real ordeal. In recent times, all celebrity divorces, from Hrithik (Roshan) and Sussanne to Dilip and Manju (Warrier) to most recently Amala (Paul) and Vijay all have been mutually agreed divorces. I am sure it also must have been painful to those couples but whatever differences they may have had, they all decided to respect each other.
Lissy states that it was her relationship which was the only exception.
It was a fierce and uncivilized battle on and off the courts until a compromise was reached at the Madras High Court. Perhaps the ugliness of our divorce proceedings says all about the kind of marriage we have had. Anyway, I feel relieved now.