The note read, “I wish to inform you all that Rajini and I have been separated for over a year and now legally divorced. We have a beautiful son and our top priority will always be to co-parent our kid and give him the best,” he shared. He also said that they will remain friends since this was a mutual decision and he wants people to respect his privacy.
After six long months of not talking about the cause, the actor finally opened up about the separation in an interview with the Hindu. He said, “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.'”
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.