One of the biggest names in Bollywood, Aamir Khan, had a lot of ups and downs in his career, and despite all that, today he is one of the top actors in Bollywood with multiple hits and a large fan following. But even after all the success, he recently got divorced with his wife, producer Kiran Rao. Let us get into it.
Known for movies like Lagaan, 3 Idiots, Rang De Basanti, Ghajini, PK, Dangal, etc, Khan is one of the biggest superstars in Bollywood. While Kiran Rao has worked as a producer for many of Khan’s movies like Dhobi Ghat, Talaash, Dangal, Secret Superstar, etc.
History Of Aamir and Kiran Rao.
Khan and Rao first met in 2001, while working in the movie Lagaan. Rao was the assistant producer while Khan was the lead actor in the movie. The movie was very successful and it was the third Bollywood movie to get an Oscar nomination, but unfortunately lost to a Bosnian movie, No Man’s Land.
At the time when they met, Khan was married to Reena Dutta, who played a small role in his movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. They both got married in 1986 and have two kids: Junaid and Ira. Unfortunately, the couple got separated in 2002, and shared custody of their kids.
After knowing each other for four years, Khan and Rao started dating after Khan’s divorce and got married on 28th December, 2005. Together, they have a son Azad Rao Khan, who was born in 2011, through a surrogate mother.
The duo announced their separation on Saturday and said that they were ready to start a new chapter of their life as “co-parents and family for each other.” Even though they are not husband and wife anymore, they will continue to collaborate with each other for their NGO and other professional projects.
Reason Behind Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao Divorce
Their divorce statement reads, “In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experience, 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.”
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao thanked their family and friends, saying, “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.”
In an episode of Koffee With Karan in 2013, when the host Karan Johar asked Rao if Khan is easy to live with, she said, “Well, no, I mean he is obviously not very very difficult to live with but it’s difficult to live with a person who has this huge life around him. I mean it’s not a normal life.”
The same episode, Khan also revealed that there was a rumor he was married to another Bollywood actress, Preity Zinta.
They both will be working together in the next movie, Laal Singh Chaddha, which is the official Hindi remake of Tom Hanks movie Forrest Gump, alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan.
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