Written by Shivangi Chawla
Actor Dhanush and filmmaker Aishwaryaa have decided to part ways after “18 years of togetherness as friends, couple as parents and well-wishers to each other”. The couple made the announcement on January 17 through a social media post.
Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja known professionally as Dhanush, is an Indian actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, dancer, and singer who predominantly works in Tamil Cinema. He Starred in 46 films over his career.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush is the daughter of veteran actor Rajinikanth. She started her career as an assistant to director Selvaraghavan. She directed & wrote the story of 2 Tamil films 3 and Vai Raja Vai.
The actor took to Twitter to share their decision with their fans. He ended the note by urging people to provide them with the needed privacy.
Please do respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this.
Dhanush and Aishwaryaa first met during the screening of the former’s film Kadhal Kondaen. The next day, Aishwaryaa sent the actor a bouquet along with a congratulatory note. After six months of dating the couple tied the knot in 2004. Dhanush and Aishwaryaa welcomed their first son Yatra in 2006 and after four years, they had their second son Linga.
In an interview, while speaking of their relationship, Aishwaryaa said, “Dhanush and I figured each other out after marriage, learned where our interests lie, and discovered our temperaments over a period of time. The best thing about our relationship is the fact that we give each other plenty of space.”
Social media was abuzz with speculations as to why the star couple got separated. Rumors were abuzz that the two were living separately for quite some time. The announcement of their separation took the film fraternity by surprise.