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Amala Paul, AL Vijay formally separate after Chennai family court grants divorce

Amala Paul, a leading Tamil actor and filmmaker AL Vijay, formally split after a family court in Chennai granted them a divorce on Tuesday. The duo got married in 2014 and filed for divorce in 2015.

regional movies Updated: Feb 22, 2017 09:07 IST
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Hindustan Times
Amala Paul,AL Vijay,Deiva Thirumagal
Amala Paul and AL Vijay tied the knot in 2014.

Popular actor Amala Paul and filmmaker AL Vijay, who married in 2014, were finally granted divorce on Tuesday by a district family court in Chennai.

Granting the divorce, judge Irusan Poonguzhali said that the couple had completed the separation period, reports Pinkvilla.

Amala and Vijay got married in 2014 after almost four years of courtship. There was trouble in their marriage soon after though, the main bone of contention being Amala’s desire to continue acting. Vijay’s parents were, reportedly, opposed to the idea.

Pinkvilla, quoting the actor’s friend said, “Amala and Vijay had no differences between them. It’s the pressure from Vijay’s family that led to their split. Since his parents were against Amala acting in films after marriage, she decided to take a break from commercial films.”

“However, she had to finish shooting for the three films that she had signed before her marriage. Vijay was quite supportive and even when there were rumours linking Amala with certain superstars, he didn’t let any of that affect their relationship. He always gave her the respect she deserves, both, as a wife and an actor,” the friend said.

The couple in happier times. (YouTube)

“But his family constantly nagged her with incriminating questions about her career and personal life. Vijay was aware of this but he was helpless on many occasions. Since there seemed to be no other solution in sight, they both decided to go for a divorce,” Pinkvilla quoted the friend as saying.

The former couple came together for the first time in 2011 when Amala worked in Vijay’s critically acclaimed flick Deiva Thirumagal with Vikram. They collaborated again in 2013 for Thalaivaa where she was paired opposite actor Vijay.

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First Published: Feb 22, 2017 08:58 IST