Ending all speculation surrounding their marriage, actor Chitrangda Singh and her husband golfer Jyoti Singh Randhawa filed for a mutual divorce at a city court on Friday. The couple has been married for 12 years and has a son, Zorawar. They also own houses in Gurgaon. Avoiding media glare, the duo appeared in court accompanied by close relatives and a few police personnel.
The case was heard by Baljit Singh, District Judge, family court, Gurgaon.
The court advised the duo to reconsider their decision, while fixing the next date of hearing for November 11.
“Both Chitrangda and Jyoti had hired lawyers from Delhi. It seems the duo did not want the matter to go public,” said a lawyer at the court.
The couple’s marriage hit a rocky patch with differences between the couple being reported in the media in the recent past.
Chitrangada made her Bollywood debut with Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, directed by Sudhir Mishra in 2003. She has also acted in several Hindi movies such as Inkaar, Sorry Bhai, Ye Saali Zindagi and Desi Boyz.
Her husband, Randhawa, was ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking several times between 2004 and 2009. In 2002, he finished top on the Asian Tour money list. His best finish on the European Tour is tied second in the 2004 Johnnie Walker Classic.
Both Chitrangada and Jyoti could not be contacted for comments.