South Indian Choreographer/actor-director Prabhu Deva and his estranged wife were granted mutual divorce by a family court. Prabhu Deva and his estranged wife, Latha, whom he had married in 1995 despite stiff opposition from his family, had been living separately for more than two years following difference of opinion and misunderstanding between them.
Latha, who was also an actress till she got married, had filed a petition three months ago for restitution of conjugal rights. Later Prabhu Deva and Latha filed the mutual petition submitting that all efforts taken by elders of both sides and mediators were in vain and they had agreed for mutual consent of divorce.
Granting divorce, Principal Family court judge, TCS Raja Chokalingame recorded that the couple had agreed that they would not make any claim including maintenance and property against each other in future.
As per the divorce agreement with Latha, he has paid Rs 10 lakh to her as permanent alimony. The actor also transferred property in Anna Nagar along with two cars to her name.
He has also transferred land at Injambakkam village and his property at Alekhyas Kaushik Meadows in the names of his two children. Both children are under Latha's custody, but the court has granted Prabhu Deva access to them as he wishes. He also agreed to bear cost of their education, marriage and other expenses in future.