Aamir Khan admits he took ex-wives Reena Dutta, Kiran Rao for granted, opens up about divorces

Actor confessed he 'didn't shoulder his responsibilities' as well as he should have because of his career

Entertainment Desk March 15, 2022

Superstar Aamir Khan often prefers to stay mum about matters related to his personal life. The actor has had two failed marriages, one with Reena Dutta and the other with Kiran Rao, and has not spoken about either until now. In a recent interview, the Dangal star revealed what he thinks to be the real reason behind his two divorces.

Khan confessed that he “didn't shoulder his responsibilities” as he was lost in focusing on his career and did not give time to his family. Khan has two kids, namely Ira Khan and Junaid Khan, with Dutta. The two got divorced after 16 years of marriage. He later married filmmaker Kiran Rao and the two have a son, Azad Rao Khan. They announced their separation last year, after 15 years of marriage.

Talking about what went wrong in his personal life, Aamir told News18, “Somewhere I didn’t shoulder my responsibilities. I would start with my parents, my siblings, my first wife – Reena ji, Kiran ji, Reena’s parents, Kiran’s parents, my children, all these people I am talking about are my close ones. When I was 18 when I joined the film industry, I got so absorbed, I wanted to learn so much, I wanted to do so much that today I realise that people who were close to me, I couldn’t give them time the way I wanted to."

Claiming that he was trying to build a relationship with his audience, he further said, “I have given all my time to my work and I made that relationship very strong. I thought my family was with me anyway. I just wanted to win the hearts of the audience at the time. And, I got completely lost, so much so that I forgot my family was waiting for me."

Aamir also spoke about not being there for his daughter Ira. “It’s my biggest mistake not being able to spend enough time with kids. But I won’t blame my profession for it. Today, Ira is 23 but when she was four or five, I wasn’t there for her. I was busy with films. When she needed me the most, I wasn’t by her side to hold her hand when she would get scared. And, I know that moment will never come back."

Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below.


Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ