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Mere Saamne Wali Khidki Me, Ek Chaand Ka Tukda Rehta Hai… This is how the love story of B-town’s Mr Perfectionist and his ex-wife, Reena Dutta blossomed. But it was Aamir who fell for Reena first and as per the reports, he tried multiple times to express his die-hard love for her, but sadly, he only had to face rejections. And just when he gave up on his efforts to woo Reena, she reciprocated, and they married on April 18, 1986. (Also Read: VIDEO: Aamir Khan Celebrated Ex-Wife Reena Dutta's 50th Birthday In The Presence Of His 2nd Wife)
Getting into more details about their love story later, let us share what Aamir termed their divorce phase as. Recently, Aamir made an appearance on Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan Season 6 and got candid about his ex-wife, Reena, their divorce and the wonderful relationship between his wife, Kiran Rao and Reena.
Aamir and Reena ended their 16 years of marriage in 2002 and revealed that their divorce was "traumatic" for both Reena and their family but he is "glad" that he spent 16 years of his life with her. Aamir said, "Reena and I were married for 16 long years. When we split up, it was traumatic for us and our families. We tried to deal with the situation as best as we could. Reena and I did not lose love or respect for each other post our split."
But despite their divorce, Aamir and Reena’s love and respect for each other remained the same and he thanks her for enriching him in many ways. Aamir went on to say, "I thank Reena for giving me the opportunity to be in her life. She has enriched me in many ways. We were very young when we married." He added, “It did not mean that I lost respect for Reena, or for that matter, I lost my love for Reena. She is a really wonderful person. We were very young when we got married. I give a value to that and I'm glad that she does too."
Talking about the friendship between his wife and ex-wife, Aamir stated, "Reena and Kiran are both warm and matured as people. I have not contributed anything to their friendship." As and when required, Aamir Khan had been vocal and tight-lipped about his personal life and relationships. But seems like, Aamir decided to go with the show’s idea of ‘Stop Making Sense’ and admitted having done two-timings in a relationship and revealed that he doesn’t cover his hickeys. (Also Read: Aamir Khan Wrote A Letter With Blood For First Wife, Got Separated, Married His Assistant Director)
Coming back to the time when and how love blossomed between Reena and Aamir, it was also reported that he was so head over heels in love with her that he had even written her a love letter with his blood! Instead, it further aggravated the situation and Reena asked him to never indulge in such things again. And just when he lost the hope of any luck with Reena, Cupid decided to strike them and Reena started reciprocating his love.
Due to the religion difference, Aamir and Reena eloped and tied the knot. Soon after, Aamir and Reena were blessed with two children, Junaid and Ira. In 2002, without any ugly spats and arguments, Aamir and Reena separated but they maintain a cordial relationship with each other. In an earlier interview, he had shared, "Reena is extremely important and is very much a part of the family and she will always be... From legal point of view we are divorced but I think the bond that we share is not going to break with a piece of paper.”
In a 2003 interview, Aamir finally opened up properly on his divorce and said, “No. Reena and I were married for 16 years. We grew up together as we both were very young when we got married. Our separation was tough on both of us. It was a special relationship and is still very close to my heart. I was alone for three to four years and then I met Kiran. I didn’t even work for almost two years as I was coping with it. I am very emotional. When we decided to part ways, Reena and I first explained the situation to our kids. My children, Junaid and Ira, are close to Kiran and Azad.”
Reminiscing about the time when he first met Kiran and how love grew between the two, he said, "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. She was one of the people on the unit. It was after my separation and divorce after some time that I met her again." It was after his divorce when during a phone call he realised that talking to Kiran makes him happy.
Aamir commented on the same and stated, "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.” Aamir further shared his inclination towards strong women and said, “I like strong women - my first wife Reena and my second wife Kiran. I like people who are strong, I don't want to break them down like women and men." (Also Read: Aamir Khan Shares How He Fell For Kiran Rao After Divorcing First Wife Reena Dutta, Video Inside)
Well, it’s good how once madly-in-love couples maintain a cordial relationship after parting ways and let bygones be bygones. Don’t you agree?