Indian actor Amala Paul and director AL Vijay are headed for a divorce, two years after their much talked-about wedding.
The Malayalam language film 'Shahajanum Pareekuttiyum', opened last month and about the same time, the 28-year-old actress was reported to be divorcing her husband.
It appears that Ms Paul's success is why the divorce.
Apparently, Vijay's parents wanted Amala to quit acting after marriage and put a lot of pressure on her. She was also mistreated by the family and faced a lot of pressure to give up her career.
Amala hasn't said so but her father-in-law, producer A L Azhagappan, told Tamil channel Sathiyam TV that the marriage failed because Ms Paul refused to give up her flourishing career and stay home like an ideal Indian housewife.
International Business Times translates the interview from Tamil as: "Amala has been committing many movies after their marriage that had led to issues between them as Vijay didn't like it. She had then decided not to commit any more films. However, she is now on a signing spree and acted in Suriya's 'Pasanga 2', Dhanush's 'Amma Kanakku' and his upcoming film 'Vada Chennai'. We can't take it anymore and even talked to her parents, but she was not even listening to us. I am not sure what Vijay has told her regarding this, but our son is important for us. The news you heard about them getting divorced is 100% true and will be done legally."
To keep Vijay’s parents happy, Amala decided to take a break from her career. However, she had earlier accepted three film offers and had to honour her commitments. To help Amala, Vijay even used to accompany Amala to her shoots.
AL Vijay has nothing much to say about the whole thing. He will go by his parents' decision.
Amala, who makes films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, is one of the leading stars down South. She is best-known for her work in movies like 'Mynaa', 'Run Baby Run' and 'Naayak'.