It's widely known that popular film director Priyadarshan and yesteryear South Indian actress Lissy have parted ways after 25 years of marriage. And yesterday, on 16 September, both got officially divorced as they signed the divorce papers in a Family Court in Chennai.
Speaking to the media in Chennai about the divorce, a relieved Lissy called it the end of a fierce and ugly battle. Yesterday, she was quoted as saying:
"My marriage with Mr Priyadarsan officially ended today. We both have signed the final papers at the Honorable Family Court here in Chennai today. This has been a real ordeal. In recent times all celebrity divorces, from Hrithik Roshan and Sussane Khan to Dilip and Manju Warrior 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.
Ours was the only exception were it was often fierce and uncivilized battle on and off the courts until a compromise was reached at the Honorable High Court Chennai. Perhaps the ugliness of our divorce proceedings says all about the kind of marriage we have had. Anyways I feel relieved now. This is the end of a long and often very difficult road. All of us can now move on. I thank all my lawyers, friends and well wishers for their unconditional support and prayers. I thank those friends in the media who has been kind with their words. I am grateful to both my children for all their love affection and support. Above all I thank God Almighty."
Lissy and Priyadarshan got married in 1990 and they have a daughter Kalyani and son Siddharth. Priyadarshan is currently living in Trivandrum while Lissy resides in Chennai.