Kavya Madhavan files joint petition with husband for divorce

Popular Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan today filed a joint petition in court with her husband seeking divorce.

This was following an out of court settlement reached between the two families in this regard.

Kavya, who got married to Nischal Chandran, a software engineer based in Kuwait in February last year, decided to call off her wedding shortly after.

She returned to Kerala and filed a petition in the family court seeking divorce and another petition in the Ernakulam First Class Magistrate court against her husband and in-laws under the Domestic Violence Act for causing mental stress.

The two came to the family court here separately today and attended court proceedings and informed the court that the divorce was with mutual consent.

Kavya has also decided to withdraw a police case against her husband for domestic violence.

Earlier, Nischal Chandran had filed a petition in the Kerala High court seeking quashing of the criminal case against him and his family members saying they had reached an out of court settlement. The court had dismissed it as no evidence in this regard had been produced.

The prosecution had also given an undertaking not to arrest him for a week.

Kavya, who entered the Malayalam film industry as a child actress, has done varied roles in films like Meesha Madhavan, Classmates and Ananthabhadran. She had quit the industry after marriage, but has again started acting in films after her marriage broke up. [NDTV]

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