"Everything was perfect till 14 years of our marriage life. When many families faced problems and were at the verge of divorce, I never thought that I would have to face such a situation in my life too..." says Dileep in a press meet, where he finally speaks on his relation with Manju Warrier and the reason for their divorce.
Dileep clarifies himself not to be a reason for his divorce with Manju Warrier. Both of them had a love marriage and led a very peaceful and happy married life, which was looked upon with a jealousy by others.
Later, the couple became the talk of the town after rumours sprout out claiming that they are getting divorced. Both of them did not respond to this then. Meanwhile, Manju Warrier planned for a comeback by performing a dance at Guruvayoor. She also committed a movie with director Ranjith titled G For Gold starring opposite Mohanlal in the film. But, later the director shelved this project.
Dileep says that he had made things clear with Manju, where he clarified his disagreement on Manju coming back into movies. But, he said that she did not listen to him. He added that he tried to make a compromise many a times but, she did not listen. Finally, Dileep says that he was forced to go in for a mutual divorce with his wife.
Now, it has been a year since they are living separately. Dileep says that it is indeed a great pain when you are separated from a person whom you loved the most in the world and he is very upset with that even now. Also, he admitted that he had asked the director who signed Manju for her comeback movie not to make her a part of his film. He thanked the director for listening to him.
The divorce case is still going on at Thrissur Family Court and as per reports, the couselling is the only thing left and then, the couple will be separated. Their only daughter Meenakshi has decided to stay back with her father Dileep.