Considered as the power couple of Bollywood, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao had shocked everyone when they had announced the news of their divorce on July 3, 2021. After 15 years of marital bliss, Aamir and Kiran had decided to go their separate ways while co-parenting their son, Azaad Rao Khan. The couple had also mentioned in their joint statement that the decision of their separation is mutual.
For the unversed, Aamir Khan had met Kiran Rao for the first time during the shoot of Lagaan, where he was the lead actor, and Kiran was the assistant director. It was after his divorce from his first wife, Reena Datta when during a phone call, Aamir had realised that talking to Kiran makes him happy. They started dating and got married on December 28, 2005. The duo had welcomed their son, Azaad Rao Khan in 2011.
In one of the videos uploaded on Aamir Khan’s fan page, the actor was seen dancing with Kiran Rao. The video was shot on the sets of Aamir’s upcoming film, Laal Singh Chaddha, starring him, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya. In the video, Aamir was seen in a red outfit and a purple hat, on the other side, Kiran donned a magenta attire and green hat.
On July 3, 2021, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao had announced their divorce in a joint statement. It could be read as “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.”
Revealing how they plan to co-parent their son, Azad, the statement had continued, “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.”
On July 4, 2021, Aamir and Kiran were seen together in a video wherein Aamir had shared a message for their fans. Aamir had said, "Ap logo ko acha nahi laga hoga, dukh bhi hua hoga, acha nahi laga hoga. Hum bas apko itna kehna chahte hai ki hum duno bahut khush hai or hum ek hi parivaar hai. Humare rishte mein change aaya hai, lekin hum duno ek dusre ke saath hi hai. Or ap log humare liye dua kijiye."
On the work front, Aamir Khan will next be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha.