A day after announcing their divorce, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao shared a video message for fans that said the two are now in a happy space and still consider each other a part of the same family.
“Aap logo ko dukh bhi hua hoga, achcha nahi laga hoga, shock laga hoga. Hum bas itna apko kehna chahte hai ki hum log dono bohot khush hai aur hum ek hi parivaar hai (You all must be shocked by the news. We just want to tell you that we are very happy and we are a part of one family),” Aamir said.
The couple, who had been married for 15 years, share a son Azad Rao Khan together.
They also issued a joint statement on Saturday making the announcement, revealed that they will continue to be co-parents for their son Azad. Aamir and Kiran’s joint statement read,
“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.”
The ‘Ghajini’ star also opened up on the status of the Paani Foundation. For the unversed, Paani Foundation, which is active in drought prevention and watershed management, was founded by Aamir and Kiran a few years ago.
Paani Foundation is like our son, Azad, for us. We will always be family. Please pray for our happiness. This is all we wanted to say,” he added.
The two can be seen holding each other’s hands in the clip, which is doing the rounds on the Internet. The clip is an excerpt from the former couple’s recent interview with one of the media professionals.
Aamir and Kiran got married on December 28, 2005. They welcomed their first son, Azad, through surrogacy in 2011.
Aamir was earlier married to Reena Dutta but divorce in 2002. He has a daughter Ira and son Junaid from his first marriage with Reena.