Malayalam actress Lissy Lakshmi and director Priyadarshan had announced their split earlier. The actress have now released a statement saying that they have completed all legal proceedings and are officially divorced. They had married in 1990 and are parents to two children – Siddharth and Kalyani. She filed for divorce in 2014 and after 2 years of court proceedings and negotiations the couple have formally separated. Lissy was a very popular heroine in the 80s. Her combo with Mohanlal and Mukesh was very appreciated. She made her Tamil debut opposite Kamal Haasan in Vikram.
Priyadarshan is an ace director and his recent thriller Oppam is doing very well in theatres.
The official statement is as follows.
My marriage with Mr. Priyadarsan officially ended today. We both have signed the final papers at the Honorable Family Court here in Chennai today. This has been a real ordeal. In recent times all celebrity divorces, from Hrithik and Sussane to Dilip and Manju to most recently Amala and Vijay all have been mutually agreed divorces. I am sure it also must have been painful to those couples but whatever differences they may have had, they all decided to respect each other. Ours was the only exception were it was often fierce and uncivilized battle on and off the courts until a compromise was reached at the Honorable High Court Chennai. Perhaps the ugliness of our divorce proceedings says all about the kind of marriage we have had. Anyways I feel relieved now. This is the end of a long and often very difficult road. All of us can now move on. I thank all my lawyers, friends and well wishers for their unconditional support and prayers. I thank those friends in the media who has been kind with their words.I am grateful to both my children for all their love affection and support. Above all I thank God Almighty..