Marking the beginning of the process to end their marital life, Amala Paul and Vijay filed for divorce in a Chennai familiy court today. The petition was filed by advocate Saib Jose Kidangoor.
For the past few days, the media has been writing a lot about the break-up between Amala Paul and Vijay. Finally the director has broken his silence on the issue a few days ago.
In a statement, he said, “I have been reading a plenty of news on the separation of me and Amala based on random assumptions and false information. I would like to make it clear that the only truth in that is the separation rest all is untrue. The reason behind the separation is unknown to anyone but me.
Many of my best friends and well-wishers in this industry, including media friends, were insisting me to speak out. But I thought discussing my private life in public would do no good to the cause. At this juncture, my father, as a typical father, was pained at the unpleasant developments in my family life and expressed his disappointment on the same to a channel when he was forced to do so.
Sadly, that is being taken as the sole source of all the speculations and debate. I’m conscious about my social responsibility. I have so far directed nine films. The portrayal of women in my films with dignity and self-respect reflects the amount of respect I have towards them.
I strongly advocate women and their freedom of choice. When Amala wanted to continue her career in films, I supported her to the best of my ability. And she continued acting even after marriage. The new-found accusations that me or my family were stopping her from work is completely untrue. The base for any marital relationship is honesty and trust.
When that is breached, the very existence of committed relationship becomes meaningless. I really value the institution of marriage and relationship a lot. Not even in my worst dreams did I think it will end. But yes, today, I don’t have any choice.
With lots of pain in my heart, I have decided to move on in life in a dignified manner. The gender bias in certain sections of the media without knowing the actual facts damages the personal and professional integrity of mine, which is much more painful than the original episode of departing.
Lastly, I would be grateful if people respect our personal lives and space as their very own and not delve into anymore speculations based on stray rumours. I thank you all for being there for me in this hour of personal crisis.”