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Anurag Kashyap, Kalki Koechlin set for separation

Anurag Kashyap

Director Anurag Kashyap and his wife Kalki Koechlin have announced that they are taking time apart from their more than two-year-old marriage.

The couple, whose marriage was said to be in trouble, issued a joint statement today asking for privacy and to deny that they were divorcing.

"Me and Kalki are separating, we are taking time off from each other to figure things out. We are not divorcing. We request the media to please respect our privacy and give us our space and not speculate. Thank you, Kalki and Anurag," the statement from the couple read.

Kalki, 29, who is an Indian of French descent, and Kashyap, 41, noted for his films Black Friday, Gulal and Gangs of Wasseypur, met and fell in love while working on Dev D in 2009. Kalki played Chandramukhi in Anurag Kashyap's modern take on Sarat Chandra's classic Devdas.

The two got married in April 2011.

Anurag was previously married to Aarti Bajaj with whom he has a daughter while it is Kalki's first marriage.