After 15 years of happy marriage, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and filmmaker Kiran Rao announced their divorce in a joint statement on Wednesday, July 3. The couple stated that they will continue to work together on initiatives that they are passionate about, as well as co-parent their son, Azad Rao Khan. The couple stated that in this new phase, they will no longer be husband and wife, but rather family. Aamir and Kiran reflected on the past 15 years and remembered their joyous and humorous moments. According to them, the two’s relationship has developed in trust, respect, and love.
The pair acknowledged in the statement that they had separated some time ago and that they now felt comfortable formalizing their living arrangements. The statement continued, “We remain committed parents to our son Azad, whom we will nurture and raise together.”
Apart from Kiran and Aamir, there have been a number of high-profile and surprise divorces in Bollywood. Here are 5 well-known divorces that shocked the business –
Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan
Arbaaz and Malaika’s divorce was one of Bollywood’s most talked-about splits. The couple, who were once in love, divorced by mutual consent after a 17-year marriage. The couple married in 1998 and welcomed their first child in 2002.
Adhuna Bhabani and Farhan Akhtar
The love tale of an aspiring filmmaker and a hairstylist began in 1999, and the two married in 2000. Farhan’s career took off after his marriage with the release of Dil Chahta Hai. Two daughters were born to the couple. Everything was well, but the marriage eventually fell apart. One of the reasons is supposed to be Farhan’s rising popularity and closeness to female co-stars. Farhan is presently dating Shibani Dandekar, an actor.
Sussanne Khan and Hrithik Roshan
The Bollywood industry was taken aback by Hrithik and Sussanne’s divorce, as no one expected the “built for each other” couple to separate. In 2015, the pair divorced after 14 years of marriage.
Kalki Koechlin and Anurag Kashyap
Anurag and Kalki’s marriage was short-lived; they married in 2011 and divorced in 2013. During the filming of his film DevD, the writer-director fell in love with the actress.
Sunjay Kapur and Karisma Kapoor
In 2016, actress Karisma Kapoor and Delhi-based businessman Sunjay Kapur were added to the list. The pair married in 2003, but their relationship deteriorated, and they filed for divorce in 2014. There were rumors that Karisma demanded a 7-crore alimony, but neither party made an official declaration on the subject. In 2016, the couple was granted divorce, and Karisma was handed custody of their children.