Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Producer Kiran Rao announces their separation on Saturday. The couple, who has been married for about 15 years, share a son Azad Rao Khan together.
Aamir and Kiran's joint 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-parent and family for each other.”
“We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalize this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted 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”, it further read.
“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 “, the statement concluded.
The duo met on the sets of Lagaan where Kiran worked as an assistant director. After a while, they tied the knot on December 28, 2005. Aamir and Kiran welcomed their first son Azad through surrogacy in 2011.