However, soon after the divorce, rumours were rife that the actor is dating badminton player Jwala Gutta. The couple has been reportedly dating for the past six months. Sources say that they are yet to get formally engaged and officiate their relationship.
Talking about his relationship and confirming that he is indeed dating the badminton star, the actor was quoted saying, “We’ve known each other for a year or so now. We’ve made lots of common friends. So, we often spend time together with friends.” So, are the two dating? “We like each other as individuals and anything beyond that, at this point of time, is too early for comment,” he maintained. “Yes, there’s a liking for each other, but for both of us, it’s (relationship) just taking a back seat because we have lots of work professionally.”
— VISHNU VISHAL – VV (@TheVishnuVishal) June 3, 2019
In a recent interview with the Hindu, Vishnu was quoted saying, “One thing I have realised is that there are no certainties. Anything can happen anytime. The one thing I thought was pucca was my marriage. That is not there anymore.”
He further shared that this caught him off the hook and it was very hard for him to digest this even now. He admitted that the negativity of the divorce will stay with him for a long time. Vishnu and Rajini were in a solid relationship before they got married in 2011. “I still cannot understand what happened,” he added.
Vishal said that he feels the fact that he began socialising and mingling a lot more once he got into films could have been one of the main reasons why they separated as he used to be quite an introvert. He stated, “That’s when things started going wrong. The question of ‘You’ve changed’ came into being. Somewhere along it became, ‘No, I did not marry this guy.’”
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Both Vishnu and Rajini couldn’t recover from it and decided to part ways. “You can’t force anyone. I can’t digest [that it ended]. But I must. For the good of my son… (pause)… and hers. I seriously like her even today, and I know she likes me back. She is a good person, and she knows I am too. But I think, sometimes, the universe doesn’t want you to be together.”
Speculations of the reason for their divorce was rife that it was Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul’s affair that broke their marriage. However, Vishnu rubbished these rumours and cleared the air through the interview.
Vishnu and Rajini had a baby boy Aryan in the year 2017.