Its official: Priyadarshan’s wife Lissy files for divorce

Renowned filmmaker Priyadarshan’s wife Lissy finally ends their 24 years married life. The couple has decided to part ways on mutual consent. Lissy issued a statement where she announced her separation from Priyadarshan.

In a press release, she said, "It is with profound sadness that I am announcing that myself and Sri Priyadarshan have decided to get separated after 24 years of marriage. I have filed for divorce today in Chennai family court. Both our children and close friends are aware of this decision. As you can imagine it is a very difficult period in our lives and I request all of you to respect our privacy."

Earlier this year, there were reports about the couple’s troubled married life but then both Priyadarshan and Lissy rubbished the rumor. It is said that timely intervention of Kamal Haasan and Mohan Lal help the couple to save their relationship.

Lissy, a former actress met Priyadarshan at the age of 16 on the set of ‘Odaruthammava Alariyam’ in 1984. Love blossomed between the two and they tied the knot in 1990. She gave up her career to concentrate on her married life. Lissy starred in plenty of films made by her husband in the 80s.

In fact, Lissy converted to Hinduism and changed her name to Lakshmi to marry the director. Their two children daughter Kalyani and son Siddharth are presently studying in abroad.