Aamir Khan and filmmaker Kiran Rao announced their separation Saturday morning and it was shocking news for the actor’s fans. While they dubbed their divorce “not as an end, but as the start of a new journey,”
Twitter is trending ‘Fatima’ about the news. ‘Fatima’ stand for actress Fatima Sana Shaikh.
Fatima and Aamir have shared screen space in Dangal (where Khan played her father and coach) and Thugs of Hindostan. While there have been rumours in the past regarding their ‘growing closeness,’ though neither ever spoke about it.
While a few are stating that Aamir Khan’s marriage with Kiran Rao lasted the same duration as ex Reena Dutta, others wonder if Fatima Sana Shaikh maybe his next.
As per previous media reports, rumours regarding Fatima Sana Shaikh and Aamir’s ‘closeness’ garnered strength when he suggested her name for Thugs of Hindostan. It was also reported that Khan paid special attention to Fatima’s character and was personally involved in making sure she had the meaty role. There were also reports that Kiran Rao was not happy with the rumours of closeness between the two.
Talking about Aamir Khan and his divorces, Khan was first married to Reena Dutta. The duo exchanged vows on April 18, 1986, but filed for divorce in 2002. They have two children: son Junaid and daughter Ira. On December 28, 2005, Aamir married Kiran Rao, an assistant director from Lagaan, but they announced their separation and divorce this morning. They share one son, Azad Rao Khan – who was born through surrogacy.