On Saturday, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, who have been together for 15 years, announced their separation, causing a stir on social networks. The couple released a joint statement on Saturday revealing that they had been preparing for separation for a long time and would continue to separate, but would continue to be co-parents with their son, Azad.
As Aamir Khan announced his separation, social media began to speculate on the reasons for his divorce from Kiran Rao. Netizens pointed out how Aamir Khan had a difficult love life, mired in controversy, especially when it came to his extra-marital relationships.
Here’s a look at Aamir Khan’s controversial personality that involves two marriages and several other “rumored” cases:
Aamir Khan’s difficult relationship with Reena Dutta
Reena Dutta is Aamir Khan’s first wife. Reena Dutta, who was Khan’s neighbor, had actually rejected Aamir Khan’s proposal at first. However, love blossomed between the two and the couple began their relationship in the early 1980s. They both appeared together in a song from the Aamir Khan movie. ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’.
On April 18, 1986, the couple got married and together they also have two children – Junaid and Ira. But their marriage did not last and they divorced by mutual consent. In December 2002, the Bollywood star filed for divorce and Reena took custody of the two children.
Aamir had spoken about his complicated marriage to Reena on a TV show and revealed that their divorce was “traumatic” for him and Reena.
Rumor of an affair between Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt
In the midst of his troubled marriage to Reena Dutta, Aamir Khan also reportedly had a short-lived affair with actress Pooja Bhatt. The alleged secret affair between the two had blossomed when they worked together for the film ‘Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi’.
However, the two actors never confirmed the relationship. Still, there were rumors that they were both in the relationship despite Aamir Khan’s marriage to Reena Dutta. However, later on, the two reportedly broke up due to some differences.
Did Aamir Khan have a child with Jessica Hines?
Aamir Khan was allegedly involved with a British journalist named Jessica Hines.
It is assumed that Aamir and Jessica fell in love with each other on the set of ‘Ghulam’. Hines was in India working on an autobiography on megastar Amitabh Bachchan titled “The Big B: Bollywood, Bachchan and Me”. Aamir Khan came into contact with Hines at an event and started dating.
They would have been a couple during the filming of the film. If reports are to be believed, Jessica Hines became pregnant with Aamir’s child during their relationship.
As Aamir wanted Hines to abort the child or end their relationship, the British journalist chose the latter option. Hines reportedly welcomed a baby boy in 2003, whom she named Jaan.
Rumor of marriage with Preity Zinta:
Back in 2001, after the release of the movie Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Dil Chahta Hai‘, there was gossip surrounding Aamir Khan’s new love for co-star Preity Zinta. The two actors, who coincidentally were on-screen couples, are said to have started dating as Aamir Khan’s marriage nearly reached the stage of separation.
After Aamir Khan officially divorced Reena Dutta, it is said that Aamir Khan was almost on the verge of marrying Preity Zinta. There are rumors in Bollywood circles that Preity Zinta is the reason for Aamir Khan’s split from Dutta. It was reported that the duo had secretly married and kept it hidden from the public.
Years later, Preity had clarified the “secret marriage”, claiming: “Aamir is a dear friend. We had a great working relationship at Dil Chahta Hai. When things weren’t going well in his personal life, I was the closest candidate because the last movie he made was with me. So all of a sudden I became Mrs. Aamir Khan. I must have walked around saying, ‘Not married!’ She had said.
Amid rumors, Aamir Khan marries Kiran Rao
Three years later, on December 28, 2005, Aamir Khan married Kiran Rao, who had worked as an assistant director on the sets for Khan’s film. Lagaan. They fell in love during the filming and got married. It was Aamir Khan’s second marriage.
Six years after their marriage, on December 5, 2011, the couple announced the birth of their son, Azad Rao Khan, through a surrogate mother.
Aamir Khan had remembered the time he had met Kiran on the sets of Lagaan, Aamir had said that she was one of the assistant directors, but at that time, they did not have a serious relationship. After his split from Reena Dutta, Aamir Khan met Kiran again, who realized that talking to Kiran made him happy.
Aamir Khan to date Fatima Shaikh, actress who played her daughter in Dangal movie
In 2016, rumors that Aamir Khan was dating his Dangal co-star Fatima Sana Shaikh began to circulate. The duo have been seen together several times, walking hand in hand. By the way, Fathima Shaikh, who had adorned the role of his daughter in the sports drama ‘Dangal‘, was seen wandering with Aamir.
Aamir Khan and Fatima have been spotted together at several parties and events, sparking rumors that something is definitely brewing between the two. These rumors escalated when Aamir Khan proposed Fatima’s name to Aditya Chopra to cast in another big budget movie “The thugs of Hindustan” featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.
According to Bollywood insiders, Aamir’s special attention to Fatima and excess enthusiasm for the actress had even angered Katrina Kaif, creating a cold war between Katrina and Fatima on sets. The gossip about the case was so loud that it had to reach Aamir’s wife, Kiran Rao.
If reports are to be believed, Kiran Rao was furious after being informed of the rumor of an affair between Aamir Khan and Fathima Sana Sheikh. There are also rumors that Fatima is the one who created a wedge between Aamir and his wife, Kiran Rao.
After Aamir Khan divorces from Kiran Rao, social media users believe Aamir Khan could officially talk about his alleged relationship with the Dangal actress.