It appears that Ms Paul's success is why the divorce. She hasn't said so but her father-in-law, producer A L Azhagappan, told Tamil channel Sathiyam TV that the marriage failed because Ms Paul refused to give up her flourishing career and stay home like an adarsh Bharatiya nari.
International Business Times translates the interview from Tamil as: Amala has been committing many movies after their marriage that had led to issues between them as Vijay didn't like it. She had then decided not to commit any more films. However, she is now on a signing spree and acted in Suriya's Pasanga 2, Dhanush's Amma Kanakku and his upcoming film Vada Chennai. We can't take it anymore and even talked to her parents, but she was not even listening to us. I am not sure what Vijay has told her regarding this, but our son is important for us. The news you heard about them getting divorced is 100% true and will be done legally."
What horror. A bahu who goes on a 'signing spree' and refuses to listen to reason, even when her in-laws complain to her parents. What could be worse?
Perhaps this - Amala Paul's husband is reported to have said, succinctly, "I will abide by my parents' decision."
Twitter agrees that Ms Paul is better off without the family she married into. "A little late to the outrage party, but slow applause," tweeted one user.
"Can't believe career vs marriage is an actual conversation today. She made the right choice," wrote another.
Good for Amala Paul, said other tweets.
Amala Paul is just 24 years old N to think that her in-laws are demanding her to quit acting n be a housewife ! #ridiculous? Nikita (@nikita1372) August 1, 2016
Amala Paul, who makes films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, is one of the leading stars down South. She is best-known for her work in movies like Mynaa, Run Baby Run and Naayak.
She married A L Vijay in a grand ceremony in 2014.