South Indian actor Dhanush took to Twitter on January 17 to announce separation from his wife filmmaker-dancer Aishwarya Rajinikanth. The couple had been married for the past 18 years.
In his Twitter post, Dhanush wrote, “18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well-wishers to each other. The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting.” He added that the couple decided that they are at a place where their paths are separate. Read the note here.
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“Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better, “he added. The actor also requested everyone to give them privacy and to respect their decision. Dhanush and Aishwarya got married in 2004 and have two sons together, Yatra and Linga. They have also worked together in Tamil films. Aishwarya made her directional debut in the film named 3 with Dhanush and Shruti Haasan playing lead roles. The same film has the viral song Why This Kolaveri Di song.
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According to reports, the couple first met each other during the screening of Tamil film Kadhal Kondaen starring Dhanush in lead role. After the film concluded, the two were introduced to each other and Aishwarya congratulated Dhanush on his performance. The next day he received a bouquet from Aishwarya with a congratulatory note.
The two started meeting each other and soon their family members arranged a meeting and suggested marriage. Dhanush and Aishwarya also liked each other and wanted to get married. In an interview some years ago, Aishwarya had said, “The best thing about our relationship is the fact that we give each other plenty of space. Neither of us believes in changing for the other person just because we want to be together. When you are in your mid-20ss your mind is set in terms of what you believe in and it is very hard to change yourself.”
Actor Dhanush was last seen in Bollywood film Atrangi Re along with Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar. The film received mixed reviews from the viewers and critics but Dhanush’s performance was applauded. He is currently working on a number of projects such as Sir, The Gray Man and Maaran.