Amala Paul opened up about her decision to divorce filmmaker Vijay. The actress and her Thalaivaa director got married in a lavish ceremony in Chennai on June 2014.
In July this year, the couple announced their split. Accusations were being made by Vijay’s family as well as few media that the split was caused due to Amala’s career ambitions. Vijay has refuted this claim, and said that the decision to separate was mutual.
In conversation with The New Indian Express, Amala Paul said that she has no regrets or complaints about her marriage and subsequent divorce.
“I feel like a new lifetime has begun. I was 18 when I made my debut, at 23 I got married and at 24 we parted ways. I grew up with the industry and missed out on a lot of stuff that girls normally do. I had nobody to turn to for advice. So I learned from my mistakes. Post separation I had my share of crying, but at the end of the day it was a learning experience,” Amala said.
Amala said that she has no complaints with Vijay. “I still love Vijay and will always do. He will always be a very special person, but at times letting go is also love. It was the most painful and difficult decision in my life because nobody gets married to separate later. Life is unpredictable.”
“If you ask me whether it was a wrong decision to marry Vijay, my answer is NO. It made me understand myself and what I am not. I got married at the wrong age. Early 20s is not an ideal time to exchange vows. I have no complaints or regrets, so I didn’t let it break me. I grew out of it slowly and steadily. Even when I am sad, I take that extra effort to keep my self at peace and work towards a happy future. There are a lot of girls who look up to me and I don’t want any woman in an unhappy marriage to feel bad to take a decision. I am blessed to have a solid support system — my family, especially my brother Abhijith, who helped me a lot through the storm. He is one person I can’t live without. We share a very special and sweet bond,” she added.
The actress, who recently turned 25, has signed on two new Tamil projects – Vada Chennai opposite Dhanush and Thiruttupayale -2. She will make her Kannada debut with Hebbuli, starring Sudeep and the Kannada remake of Velayilla Pattadhari. The actress also says that she will announce a few more Malayalam and Telugu films.