Prabhu Deva and Nayanthara had been in a live-in relationship for a while. Prabhu Deva was previously married to Ramlath and the couple had three children; they lost their eldest son to cancer in 2008. However, the couple got a divorce in 2011 after Ramlath discovered her husband's relationship with Nayanthara.
Years have passed by, but it seems like Ramlath still holds a grudge against Nayanthara. In a recent interview to a leading newspaper, Ramlath spoke of Nayanthara with a bitter undertone. She said that that the actress broke her home and should be banished for it. She accused Nayanthara of stealing her husband. She said, "At the same time it should punish the woman who steals others husband illegally. I have requested the police and judicial set up to arrest Nayantara for her intention of stealing my husband from me. If I see the actress anywhere, I will surely kick her on the spot. She is the best example for a bad woman."
Prabhu Deva and Ramlath got married in 1995. Ramlath was in shock when she found out about the relationship. She could not accept the fact that he had indeed in fallen for Nayanthara. She said, "Prabhu Deva is a sincere and kind husband, who has taken care of us for the past 15 years. Very recently he purchased a house for us. But now everything has changed. His present behaviour is a big shock to me and Deva's family too. Our family law never allows a married person to marry other women."
After the divorce, Prabhu Deva and Nayanthara's relationship was short-lived. The couple broke up in 2012. After the breakup, Nayanthara had spoken to Times of India about the relationship. She had said, When I am in a relationship, I give it my 100 per cent. But then if it doesn't work, you cannot help it. You cannot move ahead with something which isn't working." She had also added, "I don't know whether it's destiny or whatever it just didn't work. We were probably not meant to be together. When you have to go away from someone you love or vice-versa, whatever the reason, it really shatters your life. But how you deal with it is important. I was in a relationship for three and a half years so I still need to get over it completely. It'll take a lot of time."