Chennai, October 5: Star choreographer Prabhu Deva has been dragged to court by his wife who has filed a petition challenging his relationship with Nayanthara, says a media report.
Prabhu Deva’s wife,Latha Prabhu Deva aka Ramalath, filed the petition on Monday with a family court in Chennai seeking to re-unite with her husband, her advocate P Anandan said. Prabhu Deva and Nayanthara are reportedly planning to get married shortly.
Latha has accused Nayanthara of preventing Prabhu Deva from giving anything to her and her children for their survival. Latha quoted several recent reports linking Prabhu Deva and Nayanthara.One such report announced that Prabhu Deva and Nayanthara were selected as the Best Couple of the year 2010 by a magazine published in Hyderabad.
Stating that she has been subjected to serious mental agony and torture by such reports Latha alleged that Prabhu Deva is deserting his family and neglecting her and their two children.Even for monthly expenses Prabhu Deva is not giving any money, Latha said, accusing Nayanthara of preventing him from doing so.
Latha said that whenever Prabhu Deva visited his house Nayanthara would call him up and pull him away. Even when his son passed away, Prabhu Deva, at Nayanthara’s insistence, left the place the very next day.Worse still, she revealed that lately Nayanthara would directly call her, demanding her to accept their relationship and to give her consent for their marriage.
Nayanthara also spread rumours in the film industry that she had gifted me Rs 3 crore and 180 sovereigns of gold jewels, including a necklace worth Rs 85 lakh,to agree to this marriage. This is a great insult to the family, Latha added.She said that after Prabhu Deva became a hero and a director, he started behaving in a different way.
It was in 2008,when directing the Tamil film Villu, that he developed a relationship with Nayanthara. There have been unconfirmed reports that Prabhu Deva and Nayanthara had even secretly tied the knot in Hyderabad, she alleged.Prabhu Deva’s parents, who supposedly never liked Latha, had encouraged the illegal relationship and joined hands with Nayanthara to harass and torture her, says the wife.
Latha married Prabhu Deva in the year 1995.It was a love-cum-arranged marriage, she claimed. The couple has three children. Their first son, Basava Raju alias Vishal,passed away due to cancer in 2008.