Dileep says he did not divorce Manju Warrier to marry Kavya

When Malayalam actor Dileep announced his divorce from wife Manju Warrier and declared to marry Kavya Madhavan then Kavya was blamed for the broken marriage. Over these days, Dileep has maintained a dignified silnce on the matter but finally he broke his silence and speaks his heart out about the circumstances that led to his break-up with Manju Warrier.

The actor made it clear that Kavya was never the reason for his split with Manju. "If Kavya was actually the reason, how would I dare to go ahead with the decision to marry her," Dileep told Manorama Online. Dileep married actress Manju Warrior in 1998 and the couple was divorced in January 2015. They have a daughter Meenakshi, and Dileep said that so far, he was silent because of his daughter. "I trusted many people but I was betrayed. I always maintained silence, thinking about them and for my daughter... her future. My first wife is leading her life and I mine. We both are going on in our own ways," said Dileep.

Talking about his decision to end his 17-year-old marriage to Manju Warrier, Dileep said, "It's a closed chapter. I got married in 1998, it was a sudden decision. Till five years ago, everything was perfect and I had a happy family life. I had submitted a brief account of what really ended the happy life and the reasons behind it to the family court on June 5, 2013. That was not a divorce petition, it was the story of my life. There are culprits in it, witnesses in it and even evidence. There are even 'renowned' people involved in it and I hope the real side of them never comes out in public," reports Manorama Online.

Dileep and Kavya Madhavan have known each other for a long time and almost two years after the divorce, Dileep married Kavya Madhavan in a traditional ceremony in November 2016. The actor said that Kavya had nothing to do with his "marital troubles." He told Manorama Online: "Liking somebody does not mean that you are having an affair with that person. I have known Kavya for a long time. The public has been made to believe that Kavya is the reason for all this. Me and my former wife were not mere partners. We were strong friends. And it's only saddening to hear when people say that such a relation came to an end because of a single person."

Dileep added that Kavya’s mother was initially against the marriage. He further said, “All were happy but Kavya's mother didn't agree to the proposal initially. She told that if I marry Kavya, all the gossips will come true. Later I briefed her about all the circumstances and situations, and everyone agreed. Although our families wanted a register marriage, it was my choice to invite people and make all arrangements for a traditional wedding".