The popular Kannada actress Shruthi of 100 plus films in Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam that includes K. Balachander's 'Kalki' that got honors for her in Tamil Nadu has decided to break her relationship with her husband the famous director S. Mahender.
Actress Shruthi also enjoying the political power now in the ruling BJP has applied for divorce on Tuesday afternoon at the Family Court. I have been facing disturbance from last eight years says Shruthi who fell in love and got married to director S. Mahender 11 years ago. Shruthi acted as heroine to director S. Mahender in 'Ghatti Mela' that is the only film director Mahender acted besides being a director of repute.
The financial negligence of Mahender, curbing of independence, lack of care in the family matters are the reasons actress Shruthi quoted as reasons for her divorce.
Shruthi is the Chairperson of Women and Child Development Board of Karnataka the power she is enjoying off late. She drove in the government car to the family court on Tuesday afternoon to apply for divorce. Shruthi and Mahender have a girl child that is named as Gowri.
Apparently both Shruthi and Mahender belong to Bharatiya Janata Party.
S. Mahender hailing from an ordinary family in Kollegal near Mysore made a strong foothold as director and he is considered as Bharathiraja of Kannada cinema. After 25 films as director S. Mahender jumped in to politics and contested from Kollegal Assembly seat on Congress I seat and faced defeat. Later he shifted his loyalty to BJP along with her wife Shruthi. Both took part in the recent by election and this month LS election campaign separately. Shruthi's popularity earned her a position of Chairperson of Women and Child Welfare Development Board but S. Mahender failed to get any post.
Shruthi got in to fame from 'Shruthi' Kannada film a remake of Tamil film 'Pudhu Vasantham'. This was made by Dwarakish and from then Priyadarshini became Shruthi. She went on as a Tear Jerk heroine of Kannada cinema bagging many state awards. From Karpooradha Gombe to the latest film 'Akka Thangi' Shruthi acted in half a dozen films as heroine in the direction of S. Mahender.
Director S. Mahender favorite song in Kannada is Badavanadhare Enu Priya Kai Thutta Thinisuve....written by Satyananda Patrota that director Mahender sung for 'Akka Thangi' Kannada film. The essence of the song is that let any difficulty come in life I will take care of you. Is Mahender singing this song today.....Shruthi is not ready to oblige for this song.
Meanwhile Shruthi as Chair person of Women and Child Welfare Development Board has put the ruling party in an inconvenient position.