Akshara Hassan Opens up on her Parents’ Separation: It was Heartbreaking

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 04 May 2019

Akshara Hassan recently revealed in an interview that it was heartbreaking to see her parents Kamal Hassan and Sarika get divorced. She recently made her Tamil debut opposite Ajith in Vivegam. After rising to fame with Bollywood film Shamitabh alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush she has opened up on the ongoing issues regarding her parents’ separation.

Speaking to Behindwoods, Akshara revealed how she dealt with Kamal Haasan and Sarika’s divorce, “Like any child would feel, it was a heartbreaking moment for me. I felt the world had ended. Any child would feel this way as it is quite normal.”

Akshara also added that their divorce made her and Shruti quite confident in their childhood. “We know who we were. We understood that sometimes marriages do not work. The divorce didn’t affect us to a great extent. We did feel bad that we couldn’t spend time with our parents together,” she revealed.

She also said that her parents’ separation changed her life and had a big impact on her. Akshara further added, “It (the divorce) made me who I am today. It made us tougher, stronger and today, we can deal with the world in a better way. It gave us a new life experience.”

On the work front, after Shamitabh and Vivegam, she is yet to score a hit in Tamil as well as Hindi cinema. However, as per sources, the 27-year-old is currently busy working on a web series. Having already tried her hand as an assistant director in 2018 South Indian movie Sabaash Naidu, Akshara will also be seen in upcoming Tamil movie Kadaram Kondan.

Akshara’s parents Kamal Hassan and Sarika began living together in 1988, marrying each other after the birth of their elder daughter Shruti Hassan. However, they filed divorce back in 2002, which was finalized in 2004. Since then Akshara has been living with her mother.

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