4 August 2016
Director AL Vijay has broken silence on his alleged split with Amala Paul. He confirmed that the couple is going for divorce. However, he opposed to the news in media that he sole reason for the divorce is his parents oppose to Amala Paul acting again in films. Vijay mentioned that the media reports on reason for their separation are untrue. He went ahead and mentioned that there is no honesty and trust in their marriage, thus he is going for divorce with Amala Paul. He released the below letter to media.
I have been reading a plenty of news on the separation of me and Amala based on random assumptions and false information. I would like to make it clear that the only truth in that is the separation rest all is untrue. The reason behind the separation is unknown to anyone but me. Many of my best friends and well wishers in this industry, including media friends were insisting me to speak out. But i thought discussing my private life in public would do no good to the cause.
At this juncture, my father as a typical father was pained on the unpleasant developments in my family life and expressed his disappointment on the same to a channel when he was forced to do so. Sadly, that is being taken as the sole source of all the speculations and debate.
I am conscious about my social responsibility, I have so far directed 9 films. The portrayal of women in my films with dignity and self respect , reflects the amount of respect i have towards them. I strongly advocate women and their freedom of choice. When Amala wanted to continue her career in films, I supported her to the best of my ability. And she continued acting even after marriage. The new found accusations that me or my family were stopping her from work is completely untrue.
The base for any marital relationship is honesty and trust,when that is breached the very existence of committed relationship becomes meaningless. I really value the institution of marriage and relationship a lot. Not even In my worst dreams, did I think it will end. But yes, today I don’t have any choice. With lots of pain in my heart, I have decided to move on in life in a dignified manner. The gender bias in certain section of the media without knowing the actual facts damages the personal and professional integrity of mine, which is much more painful than the original episode of departing
Lastly I would be grateful if people respect our personal lives and space as their very own and not delve into any more speculations based on stray rumors.I thank you all for being there for me in this hour of personal crisis.