Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announced their separation today morning. The two have been married for 15 years and have a son, Azad Rao Khan. The two announced divorce in a joint statement. Their statement also mentioned that their separation has been in the works for a while now. However, it also mentioned that they will continue to be co-parents and work together.
The official statement about Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s 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.
On co-parenting and working together:
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.
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.”
Meanwhile, this has also kickstarted another conversation regarding love Jihad on social media. While netizens have a lot of nasty things to say, they also mentioned Fatima Sana Shaikh. Aamir and Fatima have worked in Dangal, and there have been multiple rumours about the two dating.
As usual, netizens always have rather strong opinions. And, the news of Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s divorce, has been met with, in a similar manner.
Mere speculation of this affair by social police, #AamirKhan and #FatimaSanaShaikh aren't officially a couple.
But, people started defaming both
Aren't we living in morally dead society. pic.twitter.com/JcBYlrJ6j1
— TrollingAtma💀 (@Sankimental) July 3, 2021
Aamir Khan is the Brand Ambassador of love jihaad.
— Tirthaa🇮🇳 (@Tirthaa5) July 3, 2021
India is a country where some feel unsafe to the extent that they marry thrice amidst insecurities ☺️#AamirKhan
— Prateek som (@Prateeksom2) July 3, 2021
— SRK ka Ashique (@iamashiquesrk) July 3, 2021
— 𝐆𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐯 𝐮𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐢 (@UpretiOfficial) July 3, 2021
— All in One 🇮🇳 (@mayankm94847123) July 3, 2021