It's official now. Yes, we are referring to the end of the much-trumpeted Simran-Raju Sundaram romance.
A heart-broken Raju, dancer-turned actor himself confirmed the break in a recent interview to a Tamil weekly.
The last straw for the self-proclaimed Simran lover was the remark reportedly made by the actress herself to a film journalist : "Who is Raju Sundaram ?" Something seems to have snapped inside the dejected and rejected lover boy, who is struggling to come to terms with the harsh reality.
In the interview, Raju Sundaram admitted that Simran and he were lovers and that the parting of ways was a reality. He refused to say harsh things about Simran despite searching questions from the interviewer.
But the buzz is that it was Simran's 'sizzling affair' with superstar Kamal Haasan which broke Raju's heart and soured the chemistry between the lovers. Kamal and Simran reportedly became very close while they were acting in Kamal's film Pammal K. Sambandham.
The affair seems to have enraged Kamal's wife Sarika too. Speculation is rife that it is only a question of time before Sarika officially walks out on the 'kiss-crazy' Kamal.
A despondent Raju Sundaram is said to have plunged himself heart and soul into work to shake off the depression.