Actress Diana Danielle has filed for divorce from husband, actor Farid Kamil.
The lead actress of hit movie "Imaginur" filed the divorce application under Section 47 of the Islamic Family Law (State Of Selangor) Enactment 2003 on March 10.
According to a report by Utusan Malaysia, Diana – whose full name is Diana Danielle Danny Beeson –cited irreconcilable differences and "shiqaq" (prolonged disagreement) for the divorce.
However, Farid, who is the lead actor of the movie "Anwar, The Untold Story" has refused to utter the "talak" (proclamation of divorce) when the divorce application was brought up at the Petaling Lower Syariah Court at Subang Bestari, near here on Monday (March 20).
When met by the press, Diana's lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kadir said Farid has been unable to enter the couple's marital home since earlier this month.
He also said that during the proceedings before Syarie judge Shukran Yusof, parties have been ordered to go through the conciliatory committee ("jawatankuasa pendamai" or JKP).
In a conciliatory committee or JKP, a religious officer would be appointed as chairman.
Together with the chairman, two other persons would be appointed for the husband and the wife, as stated under Section 47(5) of the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territory) Act 1984.
If the conciliatory committee is unable to resolve the marital dispute or find that the marriage cannot be saved, the Syariah Court will then appoint a "hakam" (arbitration) committee comprising close relatives from each side to find a solution.
It was understood that Diana has appointed a close friend to represent her while Farid has not appointed a representative.
Syarie judge Shukran then fixed March 28 for Farid to inform the court of his representation in the JKP.
Meanwhile, Farid's lawyer Fakhrul Azman Abu Hassan confirmed the court date and the divorce application.
He, however, refused to comment further on the case.
Diana and Farid, whose full name is Farid Kamil Zahari, were seen leaving the courthouse separately.
They were married at Hotel Flamingo by the Lake in Ampang on Nov 3, 2012, and have two children, Muhammad, 10, and Nur Aurora, 8.