Following the registered marriage of Actor Mukesh to Methil Devika, controversies developed when his Ex-wife and actress Saritha claimed that their marriage is not yet over and blamed Mukesh for bigamy.
According to Saritha, though she has been living separately for long and agreed for a mutual divorce with Mukesh, the marriage with Devika stands illegal as Mukesh didn't appear for any court hearings and the petition for divorce was withdrawn in 2010.
Mukesh on the other hand, maintains that they were living separately since 1996 and were granted divorce in Jan 2012 from family court in Ernakulam. Mukesh says that he have applied for his second marriage only after one and a half years since the divorce. Mukesh says that he has got all the necessary documents proving this. The following press release was provided by Mukesh in responds to Saritha's claimes.
Even though the marriage of Mukesh and Methil Devika is registered the official marriage ceremony with hindu customs will be held on 24 March 2014.