Prabhu and Ramlath get divorced
India’s “Michael Jackson” Prabhu Deva settles divorce with his wife Ramlath alias Latha. The settlement is being heralded as a pretty big one for India. Says Times of India:
CHENNAI: Actor Prabhu Deva has entered into a divorce settlement with his wife of 15 years Ramlath alias Latha and agreed to give her three residential properties, two cars and `10 lakh in alimony. In return, Latha has agreed to relinquish all her rights and claims over the actor and his other properties and has agreed to withdraw all the cases she filed against him.
A joint affidavit, signed by the couple, was submitted in the I additional family court here on Tuesday, when they appeared together and remained closeted with presiding officer Pandurangan for a while. The settlement, which will be formalised by a court decree after a period of six months, has brought to an end a rather complicated court battle involving film stars.
It all started when Latha filed a petition in the family court seeking restitution of conjugal rights with Prabhu Deva. She alleged that the actor-director had a relationship with another actor and that he was neglecting his family and did not provide even the minimum financial assistance to family members.
In a second petition, she wanted the court to restrain Prabhu Deva and actor Nayanthara from giving joint interviews to any magazine and to restrain them from formalising their marriage.
On Tuesday, quite unexpectedly, Prabhu Deva appeared in the court along with Latha and sought divorce by mutual consent.
As per the terms of the settlement, Prabhu Deva agreed to give his wife the custody of their children, aged about eight and three, but ensured unfettered visiting rights. He shall be responsible for their education and medical expenses, and he has given his beach property at Injambakkam here to the children.
He also agreed to forego two cars — Toyota Innova and Mahindra Logan — to Latha and allowed her to retain their upmarket Anna Nagar house. She will also get two flats in Ranga Reddy district in Andhra Pradesh.
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