FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and his spouse Kiran Rao pose throughout a photograph alternative on the wedding ceremony ceremony of Akash Ambani, son of the Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, at Bandra-Kurla Advanced in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photograph
July 3, 2021
MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian celebrity Aamir Khan and his spouse, the director and producer Kiran Rao, mentioned on Saturday they’re divorcing after 15 years of marriage.
The couple plan to boost their son Azad collectively in addition to proceed to collaborate on movies, their co-owned nonprofit Paani Basis and different tasks, they mentioned in a joint assertion.
“We started a deliberate separation a while in the past, and now really feel comfy to formalise this association, of dwelling individually but sharing our lives the best way an prolonged household does,” the assertion mentioned.
“Now we wish to start a brand new chapter in our lives – not as husband and spouse, however as co-parents and household for one another.”
Fifty-six-year-old Khan, who has two children from a earlier marriage, is among the many highest-grossing Bollywood actors. Past India, he additionally enjoys a big fan following in China, the world’s second-largest movie market.
Rao is a movie producer and director.
The couple met on the set of the Oscar-nominated 2001 movie Lagaan and tied the knot in 2005. In 2016, they co-founded the Paani Basis, a non-profit preventing towards drought within the western state of Maharashtra.
“In these 15 stunning years collectively we’ve got shared a lifetime of experiences, pleasure and laughter, and our relationship has solely grown in belief, respect and love,” the assertion added.
(Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar in Mumbai; Enhancing by William Mallard)