In yet another celebrity break-up this year, actor Gautami on Tuesday confirmed that she and actor Kamal Haasan are no longer together. Gautami was in a relationship with Kamal for 13 years.
The news has come as a shocker as the celebrity couple showed no sign of distress in their relationship. Last year, she returned to screen in Kamal’s film Papanasam.
In a statement on her blog, she has hinted that their relationship was in deep waters at least for a couple of years now and that ending the relationship, for her, was one of the most devastating choices that she had to ever make. “It is never easy for anyone in a committed relationship to realise that their paths have irreversibly diverged and that the only choices in front of them are to either compromise with their dreams for life or to accept the truth of their solitude and move ahead,” she wrote in her blog.
Also, sources say when Kamal fell and injured himself, and was hospitalised, Gautami did not immediately inform his daughters, Shruti and Akshara, which led to a war of words, later. Gautami has written a blog post about the split. Delicately worded (titled Life and Decisions, see right), the post, however, leaves one wondering whether to take what she said at face value, or read between the lines. Or both?