Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announce divorce after 15 years of marriage

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Actor Aamir Khan in Lagaan movie (Image Instagrammed by @aamirkhanproductions)
Actor Aamir Khan in Lagaan movie (Image Instagrammed by @aamirkhanproductions)

Mumbai : Actor Aamir Khan and filmmaker Kiran Rao have announced divorce after 15 years of their marriage in a joint statement. The couple, however, said that they will continue as co-parents of son Azad, as well as continue with their professional partnership on Paani Foundation and ‘other projects that (they) feel passionate about’.

“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,” a statement issued by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao read.

The joint statement also read that the couple had separated some time ago and they will continue to nurture their kid Azad.

“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,” the statement said.

“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,” it added.

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao had first met during the shooting of movie Lagaan. They tied knot on December 28, 2005.