Duniya Vijay has applied for divorce. He married Nagarathna in 1998 when he was a struggling actor in Kannada movie industry.
The couple has three children, two daughters and one son. The decision of Vijay to apply for divorce has come as a surprise to his friends in the industry.
Vijay applied for divorce in Bengaluru`s Additional Family Court on Thursday afternoon, but wife Nagarathna says that she is not ready for a divorce.
As is the case with many celebrity marriages that ends on discordant notes, actress Shubha Poonja, who worked with Duniya Vijay in many films, is allegedly responsible for the break up.
According to Nagarathna, Shubha Poonja married Duniya VIjay five years ago and has produced photographs of the actress attending the `House Warming` ceremony of the actor. Both Nagarathna and Shubha Poonja are seen along with Vijay in many photographs.
Vijay says that Nagarathna did not look after her aged, ailing mother and was also ill-treating his father. "Nagarathna humiliated my parents and she was not even feeding them during my absence. I have decided, enough is enough and now I am applying for a divorce", says Vijay.
However, actress Shubha Poonja has denied that she is in anyway responsible for this break up. In an interview with said that she had called off her relationship with Vijay two years ago and had not seen the actor since then.
"I don`t know why Nagarathna is picking on me unnecessarily and casting aspersions about me. I have become a easy target for media now only because Nagarathna wants to defend herself from Vijay`s charges", says Shubha.