Popular Mollywood star Dileep has denied that he has divorced his actress-wife Manju Warrier in order to continue his ‘affair’ with the recently-divorced Kavya Madhavan. Dileep and Manju fell in love and married in 1998 when Manju’s career was going great guns. After marriage, though, Manju quit acting and became a dutiful housewife.
Manju, who had won many awards for her stellar performances in films, started her marital life at Cochin. The couple reportedly developed some serious differences in the recent times and are said to be staying ‘separately’ for the past few months.
A recent report in Mollywood indicated that Dileep was contemplating divorcing the 34-year old Manju Warrier as he has become ‘very close’ to the 28-year old Kavya Madhavan, the actress who recently divorced her husband and made a comeback into Malayalam films. Kavya was literally depicted as a ‘home-breaker’ by some reports.
In this regard, Dileep has spoken out, breaking his silence for a long time. “I have been pained by the rumours in the press which stated that I had divorced my wife Manju. Nothing like that has happened; each couple faces problems in their marital lives and it need not necessarily mean that all are heading for divorce,” said Dileep and conceded that it was indeed true that due to some ‘misunderstanding’, he and Manju had been living separately for the past few months.
“However, the separation isn’t a permanent one,” he added and refused to react to rumours linking him and Kavya.