A couple of days ago, Lissy finally announced that their marriage has indeed come to an end. Lissy, who starred in more than a dozen films made by Priyadarshan in the 80’s, released a statement, which confirmed the long standing rumours.
“It is with profound sadness that I am announcing that I and Priyadarshan have decided to get separated after twenty four years of marriage. I have filed for divorce in Chennai family court. Both our children and close friends are aware of this decision”. said Lissy in her official statement.
Lissy was sixteen when she first met Priyadarshan on the sets of his 1984 film Odaruthammava Alariyam. Priyadarshan fell in love with the Lissy during the course of the shoot and got married in December 13, 1990.
After their marriage, Lissy gave up acting and adopted the name Lakshmi for religious reasons. Posy the birth of their son, Lizzy adopted the Hindu religion from Arya Samaj. Their daughter, Kalyani is studying in New York and their son, Siddharth is studying in San Francisco.
The cracks in their marriage have been visible for quite some time now. However after vehemently denying the reports, the celebrity couple later admitted that they were on the brink of separation.
Their common friends, Mohanlal and Kamal Haasan, tried getting them together but things went bad to worse and just fell apart.
While the reason for divorce is not disclosed, speculations are rife that the couple had personal differences on matters of money and friendship outside marriage. If you jog your memory a little, earlier in the year the paparazzi was abuzz with the rumours of split between the couple. But both Priyadarshan and Lissy had rubbished all the rumours. Now with the news of their divorce, it seems like the rumours were true.
“Our differences revolved mainly around my company, Four Frames Sound Company. Matters snowballed and our egos came in the way. I request you to respect our privacy.” stated Priyadarshan.
All we can say is that we respect their stand.
Filmmaker Priyadarshan and his actress turned entrepreneur wife Lissy have finally decided to end there twenty four year old matrimony. A couple of...1.0