Kochi: The Kerala High court Friday ordered issue of notice to Lissy, former Malayalam actress and wife of well-known Bollywood film director Priyadarshan in a maintenance case filed by her father.
Justice T R Ramachandran Nair ordered issue of notice on a petition filed by Lissy's father N D Varkey complaining that she refused to pay maintenance ordered by a lower court.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Muvattupuzha, had on January 25 last year, exercising powers under sect 7 of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens Act 2007, ordered Lissy to pay her father Rs 4500 per month for his daily expenses and Rs 1000 for medicines from January one, 2010 until further orders.
The petitioner, who is residing at Pindimana village in Kothamanagalam in Ernakulam district, said no amount had been paid till date and he was unable to maintain himself as he had no source of income.
According to him, Lissy had substantial assets worth several crores of rupees and her husband was the one of the most highly paid film directors in India. She is justified in paying maintenance to her father who was even unable to purchase medicines for himself.