Director Vijay has gone public with a formal announcement informing the media, his relatives and his friends within and outside the industry about his split from his actress-wife Amala Paul with whom he got married in 2014.
“I have been reading in the print media news about the break-up between myself and Amala; most of them are fictitious. I want to make one thing very clear: except the fact that I and Amala have mutually agreed to part ways and separate, all other things were not true at all. Only I know the actual reason which caused the split. Despite requests from friends and media, I don’t want to share my personal life with others.
“My father intervened in the issue like any normal father would have done to rectify issues in his son’s family. Media reported his comments wrongly, thus diverting the actual issue. Trust and honesty are the basis of a strong marital life. Once both these pillars are broken, there is no meaning in continuing with it. I never thought I’d go away from Amala but it has happened today.
“I haven’t revealed the pain in my heart; I have decided to continue to concentrate more in my profession and lead a dignified life. Media reports, based mostly on hear-say, are irritating and I appeal to media-persons to respect my personal feelings and not to spread false news/rumours in future in this regard. At this hour of crisis, I extend my thanks to all those who have stood by me thus far,” Vijay’s statement said.