Kochi: After completing their divorce formalities, estranged Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier appeared before a family court Thursday to formalise their separation. All that now stands between them is the official order.
It was on July 24th last year that the star couple, who after 16 years of marriage decided to call off their marriage, first appeared before the family court here and filed the joint divorce petition and according to the legal formalities, they had to wait for a period of six months, which ended Wednesday.
On Thursday, both appeared before the judge along with their counsel and seemed gloomy. After half-an-hour they went their ways.
Just before entering the car, Dileep told the waiting media that they will continue to be good friends.
"After all she is the mother of our daughter," said Dileep.
But Warrier did not say anything and her face looked sad and grim.
Now all what stands between the two is the official order that has to come out from the court which is expected either Thursday or in the coming days.
The two were married in 1998, after which 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 teenage daughter lives with Dileep.
The actress began her career in 1995, and in a short span of four years acted in 20 films and in 1999, she turned a home maker.
Last year, she returned to the films and her first release " How Old Are You" has been a smashing hit and with that she has got numerous offers.