By FF Network
Actor Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao ended their marital life on Saturday with the shocking announcement of divorce. The 56-year-old actor is often dubbed as Mr Perfectionist on screen in Bollywood and left his fans and friends in disbelief with this announcement.
Aamir issued a joint statement on Saturday with Kiran Rao, 47 to let everyone know that now they would no longer be taking their lives responsibilities as husband and wife but just as family members. The marriage lasted 15 years.
The ex-couple revealed that they had started a planned separation some time back and they are now comfortable enough to formalize this arrangement of living separately but sharing their lives the way an extended family does.
Aamir had married Kiran after falling in love with her on the sets of his Lagaan movie and the duo tied the knot in 2005 and has a son Azaad. Before this, Aamir was married to Reena Dutta and their marriage lasted for 15 years.
Aamir has two children with Reena, a son Junaid and a daughter Ira. Junaid is all set to make his Bollywood debut. Aamir had divorced Reena in 2002 and that time that actor was reportedly badly broken. It was actor Salman Khan who reportedly helped him survive this phase of his life.
Soon after the news of Aamir and Kiran Rao news became public netizens were quick to blame actress Fatima Sana Sheikh for this. As the day proceeded, Fatima became the top social media trend. Trollers were quick to paint Fatima as the vamp for the divorce of Aamir and Kiran. In no time #Fatima and #FatimaSanaSheikh became the top trend on Twitter.
For the uninitiated, Fatima and Aamir had shared screen space together in the film Dangal and Thugs of Hindostan. If reports are to be believed, it was Aamir who had asked the filmmakers of “Thugs of Hindostan” to cast Fatima in the film and her role was more influential than Katrina in the film.
Rumours have been rife that there has been strong proximity between Aamir and Fatima. However, neither Aamir nor Fatima confirmed any of the reports about their links-ups.
These are some of the comments that were posted on Twitter by users after the divorce of Aamir and Kiran:
A Twitterati wrote on Twitter
Another user wrote,
This is horrible,this guy made 3 idiots ,TZP , dangal etc to inspire the youth,heard he is going to marry fatima, that's why he divorced with Kiran,we are ashamed of you, Aamir,I feel guilty that I have watched your movies,will boycott everything now. https://t.co/eSmvFqmkSx— SRK's Conscriptor (@IamG2_0) July 3, 2021
Another Twitter user commented,
It is interesting to note that a few days back Fatima had quit social media after Aamir also took a break from social media.
Earlier, when there were rumours of Fatima and Aamir’s link-up, she had tried to silence them. The actress once said that earlier she used to get affected by these rumours.
She confessed that she would feel bad because she never dealt with anything of that sort at such a high level. She said that some strangers whom she never met wrote things about her. They did not try to find if there was any truth to it.
She said that it disturbed her and she did not want people to assume wrong things about her.
“I have learnt to ignore it,” she added.