After months of speculation in the media about their ‘stormy’ relationship, noted Tamil director Selvaraghavan and his actress-wife Sonia Agarwal, who tied the knot in December 2006, have filed for divorce on Wednesday with mutual consent in the family court at Egmore, Chennai. Since the divorce is sought by both parties, the process is expected to be smooth and brief.
According to reports, the trouble began last year when Selvaraghavan started going around with Tamil playback singer, actress and model Andrea Jeremiah, who is playing a lead role in his upcoming film Aayirathil Oruvan. A section of the media recently reported that Sonia had once visited her husband on the sets of the film in Hyderabad and slapped Andrea in front of the crew for having an affair with her husband.
Sonia’s re-entry as actress in TV serials made the issue worse. Sonia was initially reluctant for a divorce, and tried for reconciliation. However, she finally agreed for a divorce by mutual consent. Apparently, superstar Rajinikanth, along with their close friends and relatives, had tried to mediate to save their marriage, but it was too late as the relationship had hit a dead end. (Selvaraghavan’s younger brother actor Dhanush is married to Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya.)