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Soundarya Rajinikanth, husband Ashwin appears in court for divorce hearing

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Soundarya Rajinikanth and husband Ashwin has appeared before a family court today in relation with their divorce case. The couple have appealed for the separation on mutual consent owing to irreconcilable differences.

The couple moved a step closer to divorce and it is likely to happen soon, say reports. The court will grant divorce once the duo provides separation details and file a joint memo of agreement in the court in the next hearing. The agreement should also mention about alimony and the custody of visitation rights of their only child Ved, who was born on May 6, 2015. The couple had tied the knot in 2010 after a two-year courtship. Their relationship was happily approved by their families. However, it got strained with time and they decided to end it. They have been living separately for over 18 months now and reconciliation attempts by the elders from their families have reportedly failed.

According to a report, the divorce would be granted for the couple once they decide on the terms of separation such as alimony, parental custody, visitation rights of their son Ved and so on. Then they would have to file a joint memo of agreement in the next hearing. If the court is satisfied with the petition and after their consultation with both of them, the divorce would be granted.


Soundarya became popular after directing her father in India’s first photorealistic motion capture film ‘Kochadiiyaan’. Currently, she is directing the much anticipated Dhanush film ‘Velai Illa Pattadhari 2’ aka ‘VIP 2’, also starring Bollywood star Kajol.