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Jyothika quits films

Thursday, September 14, 2006
Chennai, Sept. 13 (UNI): Surya and Jyothika made their first appearance as husband and wife a day after their marriage and thanked the media for excellent coverage. Declaring shocking news, Surya declared that his bride Jyothika would not continue in films. The reason he said was because they wanted to start a family. He also affirmed that he preferred living with his family than living separately. A plush new room is being added to his father's house for the newly wedded couple. Surya and Jyothika will be flying to Europe for their honeymoon.

Having been kept out of the most colourful real life Kollywood weddings on Monday, primarily due to security reasons, about 200 newspersons representing local and upcountry print and television channels, were hosted a lunch preceded by a brief interaction with the star couple Surya and Jyothika at a five star hotel here on Tuesday. But there was bit of a disappointment among the media who were all set to shoot their questions when the host veteran actor and Surya's father, Sivakumar said 'only four questions on behalf of the 200 journalists for lack of time." Answering the first query, a predictable one, Surya said wife, Jyothika will not act anymore. "Not for now atleast. We want to raise a family", he reasoned. "About the future, I can't say. I don't think it will be possible. We want to raise a family", Surya said answering a 'supplementary' on the topic.

However, the media wanted to hear it from Jyothika herself. The still "shy bride" got up, and speaking in English said "Yes, I don't want to get back to work. I have been working for ten years. I want to do something different like having a family." Asked how it felt to have 'tied the knot' after a long wait, Surya said in jest "It has been worth the wait. We wanted to get the consent of both the families." Meanwhile, thanking the press profusely for devoting so much space for the wedding, Sivakumar said he was originally planning to have it on a much grander scale by way of invitees. But a prank played by a fan of mine and Surya in a bomb scare letter to the AIADMK office, during the erstwhile government, forced him to change his mind. And the 9/11 date of the wedding, added to the security burden, he said. After the press meet, Sivakumar also invited the media personnel to pose for a "keep sake" photograph with Surya and Jyothika.

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