[avatar user=”krupakshimehta” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”]By Krupakshi Mehta[/avatar]
“We request our well wishers for good wishes and blessings, and hope that – like us – you will see this divorce not as an end,” they said Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, who have been together for a very long time, reported their detachment on Saturday morning. The entertainer wedded Kiran Rao in 2005 and they invited their child Azad in 2011. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao met on the arrangements of Lagaan, where Kiran was an assistant director.
In a joint statement, they said, “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. 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,” read an excerpt from their statement.
Aamir Khan was married to Reena Dutta previously , with whom he has a little girl named Ira Khan and a child named Junaid. Ira has contemplated music, while her sibling Junaid regularly helps his dad in filmmaking. Ira made her first time at the helm with a dramatic variation of Euripides’ Medea, which featured Hazel Keech in the nominal job.