Kochi: Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier Thursday filed a joint divorce petition at the Ernakulam family court in their bid to lessen the cumbersome legal process.
The court will hear the case at 11 a.m.
They Wednesday had failed to appear at the family court for the divorce proceedings.
The two were married in 1998, after which Manju Warrier called time on her film career, while Dileep's career went on.
Following differences of opinion, the two have been living separately for some time now. Their teenaged daughter lives with Dileep.
Manju Warrier, an experienced danseuse, recently re-launched her dancing career. Her new film "How Old Are You" released this year, and has been a huge commercial success.
The actress began her career in 1995, and in a short span of four years acted in 20 films. In 1999, she called time on her career, after marrying Dileep.