Actress Amala Paul and husband A.L. Vijay are filing for divorce after 5 years of relationship. The reason for the split is Vijay’s parents who wanted Amala to quit acting after marriage. Vijay’s parents claim that the actress promised to stop signing movies after her wedding but she continued to take up new projects. Vijay’s dad Alagappan said,
‘She had agreed to stop acting in films after marriage, but she continued to sign movies without even asking us. After a few fights broke out about it, she promised not to sign anymore movies, but that never happened.’
In this age where women empowerment is the need of the hour, it is unfair to expect a very talented actress like Amala to just quit acting as she got married. Sources say, Vijay was initially supportive of her career but could not do anything against his parents who wanted Amala to quit her film career. Sources also say that Amala was subjected to constant harassment from her in-laws and it came to a point where she could not take it anymore.
‘Amala and Vijay had no differences between them; it’s the pressure from Vijay’s family that led to their split. Since his parents were against Amala acting in films after marriage, she decided to take a break from commercial films. However, she had to finish shooting for the three films that she had signed before her marriage. Vijay was quite supportive and even when there were rumours linking Amala with certain superstars, he didn’t let any of that affect their relationship. He always gave her the respect she deserves, both, as a wife and an actor. But his family constantly nagged her with incriminating questions about her career and personal life. Vijay was aware of this but he was helpless on many occasions. Since there seemed to be no other solution in sight, they both decided to go for a divorce.’