After all attempts by the family and friends to patch up the couple’s frayed marriage failed, megastar Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya, and husband R Ashwin (Ramkumar) have reportedly filed for divorce. They have been married for as long as 6 years. Aswin is a businessman. No reactions have been forthcoming from any sources about how the entire thing has panned out, but there is a lot of disappointment amongst the couple’s kin and well-wishers about the way things have panned out in the end. According to reports, Soundarya is unwilling to go for reconciliation despite the entreaties from all concerned.
According to The Deccan Chronicle, the divorce proceedings have already reached the family court, indicating that there is no going back for either party. While the split was being prepared for over the last few months, the couple kept a suitable silence through it all to ensure no untoward media attention spotlighted their plight.
Exactly how the divorce proceedings have affected their son Ved is not known, but none of the parties has reacted officially about the whole affair. Rajinikanth himself has not allowed any aspects of the breaking relationship to emerge from his side either. The child is expected to be hit by the separation of his parents the most.
This is despite the fact that Rajinikanth went out of his way to ensure a patch-up between the couple. In fact, Rajinikanth, who was in the US during the release of his mega-successful movie Kabali, went so far as to stay with them on his return to India – he was reportedly suffering from a medical condition for which he was getting treated abroad. While no speculaton was made then, now it is clear that this was the superstar’s way of working towards bringing the couple back together.
With Rajinikanth and presumably, his wife’s efforts too not leading to a positive result for the family, the entire process has more or less moved out of the hands of the family and into the official realm. Clearly, the couple is moving on with this extreme step despite the family wanting them to work it out without taking this extreme step.
Soundarya, who is a graphic designer by profession, has had the opportunity to step into filmdom having been a director in Rajinikanth’s movie Kochadaiiyaan and she also brought the superstar and Pa Ranjith together for the immensely successful Kabali.