Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announce divorce; to co-parent son Azad

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Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have released a joint statement where they stated that they are “no longer husband and wife” as they announced divorce. They will be co-parents for their son Azad. They will nurture and raise Azad together, said both Aamir and Kiran in the statement.

In the statement, they also stated that they planned for separation some time ago and now they feel comfortable to “modernise this arrangement of living separately”.

Though Aamir and Kiran have separated now, they will continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that they feel passionate about.

Towards the end of the statement, they wrote, “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.”

Film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh released the statement on his Twitter handle.

Aamir Khan met Kiran in 2001 when he was doing Lagaan. They got married in 2005. Aamir was earlier married to Reena Dutta for 16 years before they got divorced in 2002. Aamir has two children with Reena-Junaid and Ira Khan.

On the work front, Aamir will be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha that also has Kareena Kapoor Khan. Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi remake of the Tom Hanks starrer Hollywood movie Forrest Gump. Directed by Advait Chandan, the film is slated to release this Christmas this year.

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