Manju and her ex husband, the popular hero Dileep, recently filed for divorce together with mutual consent. She also, willingly and without a fight, gave away her share of the joint property they owned as a couple to Dileep – assets worth around Rs 80 crores!
Now, all this had thrown the fans off and now Manju pleads with the fans to respect her privacy regarding the reasons for her actions. She confirmed that nobody else including her celebrity friends like Geethu Mohandas, Shwetha Menon, Poornima or Bhavana, forced or coerced her decisions in this tough situation.
In a stunning revelation, the actress also said she would not be fighting for custody of her daughter Meenakshi, as she “is safe and protected in her father’s care.” She added that she is doing this with the sole intention of not hurting her daughter’s feelings and assured everyone that she will always be there for her child.
Manju goes on to wish Dileep all the best in all his future endeavours, and says that this feels like a new beginning or rather a “new birth” for her. The talented and adored star says she is starting life from scratch in every sense of the word and is grateful for all the love and support she has received so far.
“I am all too aware of the fact that the success of one movie is not the benchmark of a successful life” she said, referring to her comeback film How Old Are You which just recently passed its 75th day at the box office.
Her heartfelt but plainly worded communiqué with the fans ended with a quote she says that rings true for her now and came to her mind as she wrote this – “You never realize how strong you are, until being strong is the only option you have left.”
Very well put, Manju!
But the fans still stand divided on the divorce issue and many comments in response to this post saw them begging Manju and Dileep to reconsider their options and to try and save their marriage, if at all possible.
Sigh. Guess there is never going to be complete agreement on such things, and perhaps, as the lady suggested, it is simply better if we stay out of it and respect their privacy.
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