South actress Saritha, who was last seen in Kannada movie Dashamukha is in news. It was well known that the actress, who had married to Malayalam actor Mukesh, was separated from him and settled abroad with her children.
Saritha, who made her Sandalwood debut with Thappida Thala in 1978, was in limelight when she opposed her ex-husband Mukesh's marriage with a Malayali dancer Methil Devika. The actress had claimed that the marriage is illegal as she and Mukesh have still not got divorce in the court.
Saritha had married Mukesh in 1988, and the couple were blessed with two children. It is said that the duo got separated due to marital discord. The actress, who is presently residing in Dubai with her two sons Sravan and Thejas,has given a press statement saying that Mukesh has taken advantage of her absence in India, and married Devika.
She said, "Mukesh did not appear in the court for many hearings, whereas I travelled down from abroad each time for the court hearings. Later, due to his consistent absence, the divorce petition on mutual basis was withdrawn by me in 2010. Thereafter, Mukesh has not sent me any notice or petition for divorce."
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