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Priyadarshan-Lissy Lakshmi divorce: Relieved, says the Malayalam actor

Former Malayalam actress Lissy Lakshmi who was married to filmmaker Priyadarshan confirmed that her marriage to the director has finally ended.

regional movies Updated: Sep 16, 2016 15:41 IST
Lissy Lakshmi is a leading Malayalam actress who gave up acting after marriage.
Lissy Lakshmi is a leading Malayalam actress who gave up acting after marriage.(Lissy.actress/Facebook)

Popular Malayalam actress Lissy Lakshmi on Friday confirmed that her marriage with filmmaker Priyadarshan has officially ended. Calling the procedure an ordeal, she said she now feels relieved.

“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,” Lissy said in a statement.

The couple had married in 1990, and soon after Lissy gave up acting. They had filed for divorce in March.

“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,” she said.

Priyadarshan, a veteran of Malayalam and Hindi cinema, recently delivered a big hit called Oppam. (DirectorPriyadarshan/Facebook)

However, she says her relationship was the only exception.

“It was often fierce and uncivilised 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,” she added.

Lissy feels this is the end of a long and often very difficult road, and it’s time to move on.

Lissy Lakshmi in happier times: With her grown-up daughter (right)... (Lissy.actress/Facebook)