Bollywood filmmaker-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar and his wife Adhuna have mutually separated after 16 years of marriage.
Once termed Bollywood’s most stylish couple, the pair haven’t been spotted together at events recently, and now have released an official statement confirming their separation.
“This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculation and public glare. We sincerely request that we are given the privacy that is required at this time to move forward in a dignified manner,” read a statement published by Mid-Day.
Adhuna was noticeably missing from the celebratory events following the success of Farhan’s latest film Wazir, and also from Dabboo Ratnani’s calendar launch where almost all of Bollywood was present.
The couple, who share two kids, met in 2000 during the shoot of Dil Chahta Hai, Farhan’s directorial debut and got married soon after.