Aamir Khan reveals the exact moment he realised Kiran Rao was 'the one'

Well, for one thing, she knows how to handle the actor's Mr Perfectionist side!


Entertainment Desk August 16, 2018
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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, better known as Mr Perfectionist, has always tried to keep his personal life, personal.

However, in a recent interview with Chinese media, the Dangal star recalled the exact moment he realised his now wife Kiran Rao was the one he wanted to spend his life with.

“I met Kiran when I was doing Lagaan. She was one of the ADs (assistant directors) on that but at that time, we didn’t have any relationship, we were not even great friends," Aamir said.

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"She was one of the people on the unit. It was after my separation and divorce after some time that I met her again,” he continued. “In that moment of trauma, her phone came and I talked to her on the phone for half an hour. And when I put the phone down, I said, ‘My God! I feel so happy when I talk to her.’ It struck me in that instant that when I am talking to her I am so happy.”

“I can never imagine a life without Kiran as my partner. I feel very blessed and I am very grateful in my life... she is a wonderful person and I am very lucky to have her in my life,” said the Sarfarosh star.

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When asked if he likes strong women, Aamir agreed and gave the example of his ex-wife Reena. “She is a wonderful person as well. Sometimes a relationship doesn’t work but I have a lot of love and respect for her. In fact, we are working together on the Paani project. She is the COO of the company,” he revealed.

Aamir also talked about how Kiran handles his ‘Mr Perfectionist’ side. “It has taken me a lot of time to come to terms with the fact that I am a very self0obsessed person. When I am doing Thugs of Hindostan or I am doing Dangal, any film is taking so much of my attention and focus, I am so sharply into that my family is not in focus," he said. "Kiran told me this about a year ago. She said, ‘You know, actually you are not interested in us but I am not sure it is such a bad thing'."

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan (top) and director Kiran Rao on the set of Rao's film Bollywood actor Aamir Khan (top) and director Kiran Rao on the set of Rao's film "Dhobi Ghat". PHOTO: REUTERS

The actor also believed that the concept of marriage has changed from what it might have been in the past. “There is constant change in society and the concept of marriage has changed for the better; marriage is now looked upon as companionship,” he further added. “Although this concept is good, we should empower our kids with right tools to be able to make their own decisions and think on a broader level. Marriage should not bring along fear with it. We should provide ample support to our kids and teach them to live happily."

Watch the interview here:


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COMMENTS (3)

vinsin | 3 years ago | Reply @Zaida Parvez: Nothing great about that. If that is the definition of a great man then every non-Muslim will become great. Why would someone ask his wife/children/spouse/parents to convert his/her religion?
Zaida Parvez | 3 years ago | Reply What I love about him is that he never asked his wife to change her religion after marriage. She is allowed to keep her beliefs in the house just as he does his. That is a sign of a great man!
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