Mumbai: Actor Dileep might have been embroiled in multiple controversies over the last few years, even leading to a serious dent in his otherwise spotless career.
His divorce with celebrated actress Manju Warrier, and subsequent marriage to fellow actress Kavya Madhavan made headlines, for all the wrong reasons. The actor’s name was also dragged into the recent abduction and alleged rape of a popular Malayalam actress. However, the actor seems still undeterred when it comes to the way he wishes to lead his life.
"It's a closed chapter. I got married in 1998 ... it was a sudden decision ... Till 5 years ago, everything was perfect and I had a happy family life. I had submitted a brief account of what really ended the happy life and the reasons behind it to the family court on June 5, 2013. That was not a divorce petition... it was the story of my life. There are culprits in it, witnesses in it and even evidence. There are even 'renowned' people involved in it and I hope the real side of them never comes out in public. I trusted many people but I was betrayed. I always maintained silence, thinking about them and for my daughter ... her future. My first wife is leading her life and I mine. We both are going on in our own ways,'' Dileep told Manorama online.
Though there have been constant conjecture surrounding Kavya Madhavan’s alleged involvement in the actor’s separation from ex-wife Manju, Dileep cleared the air, saying, ''Never. I can swear in the name of God that Kavya had nothing to do with my marital troubles. Liking somebody does not mean that you are having an affair with that person. I have known Kavya for a long time. The public has been made to believe that Kavya is the reason for all this. My former wife and I were not mere partners. We were strong friends. And it's only saddening to hear when people say that such a relation came to an end because of a single person. If Kavya was actually the reason, how would I dare to go ahead with a decision to marry her? And it's not like I kept a first wife and got married to another. I was divorced and after 2-3 years only I made a decision to marry again.”
Elaborating on the same, Dileep added, “All were happy but Kavya's mother didn't agree to the proposal initially. She told that if I marry Kavya, all the gossips will come true. Later I briefed her about all the circumstances and situations, and everyone agreed. Although our families wanted a register marriage, it was my choice to invite people and make all arrangements for a traditional wedding.''
Dileep was last seen in the recently released ‘Georgettan’s Pooram’....