Despite frequent denials from actor Chitrangada Singh and her husband golfer Jyoti Randhawa, it can be confirmed now that the duo was granted divorce on November 11, 2013.
It was reported in May last year that Chitrangada and Jyoti had filed for divorce at a family court in Gurgaon. The couple married in 2001 and has a son together, Zorawar. It was reported that the couple had mutually consented to part ways after going through a rough patch for a long time.
It was also reported that the court had asked them to reconsider their decision and scheduled the next hearing for November 11.
However, Chitrangada's spokesperson had refuted the reports then and said the actor's frequent trips to the family court were to do with "an internal settlement of a property issue".
However, as it turned out, the couple had actually filed for divorce and it was granted in November. Zoravar's custody was given to Chitrangada. Her counsel Osama Suhail said, "I can neither deny nor confirm the divorce. It is a matter of public record."
Sources said the trouble began in the marriage when Singh decided to pursue her film career and settled in Mumbai. Randhawa is based in Delhi. The couple is yet to confirm the news of the divorce.
Singh made a foray into Bollywood in 2003 in the critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi which was directed by Sudhir Mishra. She stayed away from acting from 2005 to 2008. It was reported that the 'break' was at the behest of her husband but Chitrangada had denied that. She made her comeback in Onir's Sorry Bhai which also starred Sanjay Suri.
Chitrangada Singh with Jyoti Randhawa.