"But people don’t get this"
Aamir Khan reflected on his relationship with ex-wife Kiran Rao. He also refuted rumours that they split up because he was allegedly having an affair.
The couple parted ways in 2021 after 15 years together.
Now, Aamir Khan has spoken about his highly-publicised divorce.
He recalled that Kiran once told him that he is not interested in his family.
Aamir elaborated: “She would tell me that even when we discuss something as a family, I’m always lost somewhere. She said I’m a different kind of person.
“She very sweetly said, ‘I don’t want you to change because if you change then you wouldn’t be the same person who I fell in love with. I’m in love with your brain and your personality. So, I would never want that you change’.
“But today when I reflect on what Kiran told me seven years ago, I would say that I have seen a lot of changes in me in the past 6-7 months.”
On whether this was a trigger behind their divorce, Aamir said:
“Kiran and I love each other so much. We have a lot of respect and love for one another.
“But people don’t get this and I accept it because we don’t see it usually.
“Actually, Kiran and I realised that we like each other so much and consider one another family in the truest sense. Kiran and I are actually families.
“But our relationship of husband and wife experienced a certain change and we wanted to respect the institution of marriage.
“However, we are always going to be by each other’s side. We are working together. We live close by.
“But we are no longer husband and wife and that’s why we decided to call it quits.”
Aamir was first married to Reena Dutta. He stated that he did not divorce her because of Kiran.
“When Reena and I got separated, there was no one in my life.
“A lot of people think that Kiran and I met before my divorce from Reena but it’s not true.
“Kiran and I had met but we didn’t really know each other and we become friends much later.”
There has been speculation that the divorce between Aamir and Kiran was due to another relationship, but Aamir stated:
“No. There was no one back then, there is no one now.”