- Dhanush and Aishwaryaa worked together in '3'
- They got married in 2004
- They are parents to two kids
A few days after Dhanush and Aishwaryaa announced their separation on social media, the actor's father Kasthuri Raja, in an interview with Tamil newspaper Dailythandi, stated that their separation is a "family quarrel." He also denied that the duo would be taking a divorce."Dhanush and Aishwaryaa are not in Chennai at present. Both are in Hyderabad. I spoke to both of them over the phone and gave them some advice," Lehren and other news portals stated citing Dailythandi in their reports. Dhanush and Aishwaryaa decided to split after 18 years of togetherness.
They got married in 2004 and are parents to two sons. They announced their separation in a statement on Monday night. Dhanush had first met Aishwaryaa on the release day of his film Kadhal Kondaen.
On Monday night, Dhanush and Aishwaryaa announced their separation with a joint statement that read,"18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well-wishers to each other... The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting. Today we stand at a place where our paths separate... Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please do respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with it."
Dhanush and Aishwaryaa worked together in 3, which marked the latter's directorial debut. The psychological thriller featured a song called Kolaveri Di, that became insanely popular. Dhanush, a popular name in the Tamil film industry, made his Bollywood debut with Aanand L Rai's Raanjhanaa. He recently featured in another film by the director titled Atrangi Re, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan. Last year, Dhanush received a National Film Award in the Best Actor category for Asuran.