CHENNAI: Director Priyadarshan has parted ways with his wife and former actress Lissy. The family court in Chennai granted divorce for both with mutual consent. The two got separated after 24 years of marriage.
It was Lissy who first filed the plea for divorce. Though the Madras High Court tried to unite the two, it did not yield any results. The two later filed a mutual consent plea at the family court in Chennai.
As per mutual consent agreement, Lissy will get review studio Four Frames Entertainment and Dubbing at Lake Area in Nungambakkam. Meantime, Priyadarshan will get Four Frames mixing studio.
Priyadarshan will solely own the house at Veerabadhra Ayyar Street at Nungambakkam in Chennai. Land in the name of Priyadarshan and Lissy in Singapore worth Rs 6 crore would be sold and divided between the two equally.
Priyadarshan has agreed to give his Deva Project Limited’s flat at Marine Drive in Kochi to Lissy. The balance amount to be given to the builder would be paid by Lissy. He will also give his shares in Grand Motors Sales Corporation in Thiruvananthapuram to Lissy. The ornaments bought by the two is now in the hands of Lissy and she can keep it. Priyadarshan has asked to give his share of the ornaments to their daughter Kalyani. How much gold is needed for their daughter at the time of marriage should be given by Lissy. Their two children are studying abroad.
In a statement, Lissy said, "My marriage with 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 and Sussane to Dilip and Manju to most recently Amala 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 where 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," she concluded.