When Dhanush Called Aishwaryaa 100 Times Simpler Than Dad, Rajinikanth, Recalled First Meeting

In a throwback interview, Dhanush had recalled his first meeting with his wife, Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth, and had revealed that she's 100 times simpler than her dad, Rajinikanth.


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When Dhanush Called Aishwaryaa 100 Times Simpler Than Dad, Rajinikanth, Recalled First Meeting

Dhanush and Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth had tied the knot in a traditional Tamil wedding on November 18, 2004. The two had dated for six months before taking the plunge. On October 10, 2006, they had welcomed their first son, Yatra Raja, and on June 21, 2010, they had welcomed their second son, Linga Raja, and had completed their family. It has been 18  years that the couple has been married, and now, they have left their fans in utter shock with the heartbreaking news of their separation.

On January 17, 2022, Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth and Dhanush had taken to their respective social media handles and had shared a long note announcing their separation. The ex-couple had bared their hearts out on how difficult it was for them to take this important decision. Their note could be read as:

"18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well-wishers to each other. The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting... Today we stand at a place where our paths separate... Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please do Respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this."

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In an old interview with The Times Of India, Dhanush had revealed what had attracted him to his wife, Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth. When the actor was asked if the fact that Aishwaryaa was superstar, Rajinikanth’s daughter had made him attracted to her, Dhanush had replied:

"I don’t see her like that. I like her simplicity. If you think her father is simple, meet Aishwarya. She is 100 times simpler than her father. Aishwaryaa treats everybody as an equal and can be friends with anybody. I like the fact that she is bringing up our sons extremely well."

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Further in the interview, the Atrangi Re actor had also opened up about his first meeting with Aishwaryaa. Dhanush revealed that it was at the first-day show of his film, Kadhal Kondein, when he had met Aishwaryaa, and right after two years of the meeting, the couple had tied the knot. He had said:

"At the first-day show of my film ‘Kadhal Kondein’, I went to watch it with the entire team of the film. By the interval, we were all hugging each other as we knew it would be a hit. Once the film was over, I was about to leave when the cinema owner introduced me to Rajinikanth’s daughters, Aishwaryaa and Soundarya. The next day, Aishwaryaa sent me a bouquet saying, ‘Good work. Keep in touch’ and right after two years of that meeting, we got married."

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dhanush with kids

While everyone is aware of Dhanush's illustrious exploits on the professional front, not many know about his alleged extramarital affair with Shruti Haasan that had reportedly set his marital life with his wife, Aishwaryaa, on fire. In an interview with Filmfare, Shruti Haasan was asked to reflect on all the reports and speculations about her having an affair with her friend, Aishwaryaa's husband, Dhanush. The actress had clearly stated that she is not going to put a microchip in her bum so that they can know the truth. Shruti had said:

"I'm not going around justifying to people. I'm not going to tell people to put a microchip in my bum and follow me, so that they can know the truth. He is my best friend in the business. He has always helped me artistically. I won't throw that in trash just because people are talking nonsense about us. I've never bothered much about what people say."

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However, all the reports and rumours had rested after Dhanush's wife and Shruti's childhood friend, Aishwaryaa, had addressed all the speculations about their brewing romance. During an interaction with the media, Aishwaryaa had clearly stated that all the things that have been said about Dhanush and Shruti in the media are completely baseless and hold no grounds. As for now, Shruti is reportedly in a relationship with Santanu Hazarika.

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For the unversed, Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth is an Indian film director and playback singer.

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