Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announce separation, to co-parent their son Azad
In a statement, the couple said they are getting divorced but will continue to be co-parents and collaborators
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have announced their separation after 15 years of marriage. In an official statement, the couple said that they are getting divorced but will continue to be co-parents. They will also keep collaborating on films and other ventures together. Aamir and Kiran got married in 2005 and have a son named Azad.
You can read the full statement here -
"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. 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."
Aamir and Kiran had met on the sets of Lagaan (2001), where Kiran was an assistant director. They were married a few years later. In 2011, the couple welcomed their son, Azad, via surrogacy. Aamir had also acted in Kiran's debut film as director, Dhobi Ghat (2010).
Aamir was previously married to producer Reena Dutta. They have two children, Junaid and Ira. Aamir and Reena had split up in 2002.
On the film front, Aamir's upcoming release is Laal Singh Chaddha. The film is an official remake of Forrest Gump.