Filmmaker Soundarya Rajnikanth, the daughter of Tamil superstar Rajnikant, had filed a divorce petition at a family court in Chennai on Friday. Soundarya, director of India's first motion capture 3D Tamil film "Kochadaiiyaan", has been living separate along with her one-year-old child from her husband Ashwin Ramkumar, an industrialist.
The two were married in 2010 and the differences in their relationship had come out last year. Soundarya herself took to twitter confirming the news.
News about my marriage is true. We have been separated for over a year and divorce talks are on. I request all to respect my family’s privacy.Soundarya Rajanikanth
Soundarya has debuted as graphic designer in Tamil film industry and has done movies like "Baba", "Sandakozhi" and "Sivaji" among others.She is also the founder of Ocher Picture Productions.
In her debut film, Soundarya directed her father in India's first motion capture 3D Tamil film "Kochadaiiyaan". She had also produced Venkat Prabhu-directed 2010 Tamil comedy "Goa".
Soundarya is currently working with her brother-in-law Dhanush in “Velaiilla Pattadhari 2”. The film also stars Amala Paul, and Bollywood actor Kajol, who will make a comeback to Tamil industry after 20 years. It is a sequel to the 2014 blockbuster hit of the same name.