One time top Malayalam and Tamil actress Jyothirmayi has filed her divorce petition today (March 23) at the Ernakulam Family court. She had married in 2003 her childhood lover Nishanth, a software engineer working in the gulf.
Last two years the marriage was on the rocks, as Jyothirmayi wanted to more films.
Jyothirmayi's claim to fame was singing the super hit song Chingamaasam Vannuchernnal with Dileep in Meesa Madhavan. The song and her dancing became a sensation. Later she did films like Kalyanaraman Ishtam, Pattalam, Hariharan Pillai Happyanu, Ente Veedum Appuvinteum, Janakan etc.
Jyothirmayi also had a decent innings in Kollywood with hit films like Thalai Nagaram, where she played Sundar C's heroine, Idhaya Thirudan, Periyar where she played the role of Nagamma, Sabari, Naan Avanillai, Arrai Enn 305 il Kadavul and her last release was Vedigundu Murugesan with Pasupathy as her hero.
Her performance in Satish Menon's Bhavum proved that she is an actress of substance and won her a Kerala State Award and the special mention of the jury in the National Film Awards. She was known in Malayalam cinema as a "thinking man's heroine" while in Tamil cinema, it was her "oomph factor" that worked at the box-office.
The buzz in film circles in Kochi is that Jyothirmayi had given interviews in which she had stated that her husband had no problem in seeing her in glamour roles on screen. In Naan Avanillai she did very glamorous song with Tamil actor Jeevan, which ultimately led to problems in her marriage. Now the big question being asked is whether Jyothirmayi would return to the big screen?