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Indian actor Dhanush announces separation with wife Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth

The couple announces the news on social media after '18 years of togetherness'

Dhanush. — KT file
Dhanush. — KT file

By Web Desk

Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 1:35 AM

Last updated: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 8:08 AM

Actor Dhanush and wife Aishwaryaa announced they have decided to separate after “18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well wishers to each other.

Taking to social media, the couple asked their fans to respect their decision and “give us the needed privacy to deal with this.” Dhanush (Venkatesh Prabhu Kasturi Raja), took to Twitter in announcing the separation, while Aishwaryaa carried the same note on her Instagram page.

“Today we stand at a place where our paths separate,” they said. “(We) have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better.” They admitted that the journey “has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting.” Added Aishwaryaa on her post: No caption needed…only your understanding n your love necessary!”

Aishwaryaa is the elder daughter of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. The couple have two sons, Yatra and Linga. Dhanush was seen in the recently released Atrangi Re, where he stars along with Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar. He is currently working for films including Maaran and Sir, besides the Hollywood film The Gray Man. He won the National award for Best Actor in 2011 for his film Aadukalam.

Dhanush became hugely popular after the number, Why This Kolaveri Di song, from the Tamil film 3 (2012) went viral. For Aishwaryaa, the film was her directorial debut.

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