Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announce Divorce
Bollywood actor Amir Khan and film producer Kiran Rao announced their divorce in a joint statement after 15 years of marriage. On Saturday morning. In a long statement, the couple said they have been planning separation for a long time and that they will co-parent their son, Azad Rao Khan. Also, they will continue to work together on their professional partnership on Paani Foundation and ‘other projects that (they) feel passionate about’.
The couple’s joint statement read, “In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy, and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect, and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives – no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other. We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalise this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together”.
The statement further read, ““We will also continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that we feel passionate about. A big thank you to our families and friends for their constant support and understanding about this evolution in our relationship, and without whom we would not have been so secure in taking this leap. We request our well-wishers for good wishes and blessings and hope that – like us – you will see this divorce not as an end, but as the start of a new journey. Thanks and love, Kiran and Aamir.”
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao had met on the set of ‘Lagaan’ while they were working on Lagaan (2001). While Aamir was the actor-producer of the film, Kiran worked as an assistant director to Ashutosh Gowariker. They tied the knot on December 28, in 2005. Later, the couple worked together on several projects, including Dhobi Ghat (2010), which was directed by Kiran. They welcomed their son Azad Rao Khan in December 2011. Aamir was previously married to Reena Dutta and has two children, Junaid Khan and Ira Khan, with her.