By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Finally, it is out in the open. It is the very first of its kind incident in the music maestro's orthodox family. Younger son of Ilayaraja, and leading music director in the south, Yuvan Shankar Raja, has filed for divorce from his wife Sujaya.
Yuvan and Sujaya met in 2002 at a cultural program in London and fell in love. On September 3, 2003 they had a registered marriage in London even without the knowledge of Yuvan's father Ilayaraja. Then with the consent of their respective parents, they had a formal Hindu wedding in Chennai on March 21, 2005, organized in a lavish manner.
The reasons cited for divorce have been 'irrevocable differences', but insiders say that Yuvan's changed lifestyle, tight work schedule, and success were the real reasons behind the rift between the two. Both Yuvan Shankar Raja and his wife Sujaya have applied for divorce in the family court on Monday. The two came together to the court in a car and filled up the papers with a smile on their faces!
Yuvan told media persons that both had discussed the matter at length, and that the decision regarding the separation was final. "It is a mutual divorce. We won't like to do mud slinging on each other. Both of us are parting as friends…"
But they have to wait for another 6 months for the hearing of the case. Maybe time will heal the rift between the couple!