Soundarya Rajinikanth and R Ashwin have finally separated legally. Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya had filed divorce last year on the grounds of unrepentant reasons. The divorce was with the mutual consent thus ending their marriage of 7 years. According to the reports in TOI, the couple who stayed separately for 7 months were unable to reconcile. Soundarya had even addressed this issue publicly on social media and asked her fans to respect her privacy. Now that the couple split on Tuesday, there has been no official confirmation of the custody of their two year old son.

Earlier while talking about her marriage with Ashwin, Soundarya was quoted saying, ” Dhanush and my dad’s lifestyle is similar. My sister’s transition post marriage was thus easier. For me, even after three years, I am still adjusting as it is a different environment.” Well, this was three years ago and seems that the couple could not sadly find peace in the years later too.

Now, the reports in the daily suggest that her name ‘Soundarya Rajinikanth’ played the role of a catalyst into their split rumor. It was evident how Soundarya Rajinikanth is proud of her name and she kept on insisting that she would like to keep this name forever. Initially, the couple denied these rumors but then were totally open to talk about it. (ALSO READ: OMG! Kajol REVEALS how Dhanush and Soundarya conned her into doing VIP 2)

On the other hand, Soundarya Rajinikanth is all neck deep amid her directorial venture Velaiilla Pattadhari aka VIP 2. The film stars Dhanush, Kajol and Amala Paul in the lead. The flick is the sequel of 2014 Tamil hitmaker Velaiilla Pattadhari. The film is in news as this is the first time that Kajol will be seen in an antagonist avatar and also will be returning to Tamil film industry after featuring in 1997’s Minsara Kanavu.

Coming back to Soundarya Rajinikanth and Ashwin’s marriage, we hope that the duo gets strength to face this emotionally tough time.