Here’s how Kiran Rao stood by Aamir Khan’s side after separation with ex-wife Reena Dutta: ‘In that moment of trauma, her phone came’

Producer and screenwriter Kiran Rao turns 48 today (8th November). Kiran, who was married to Aamir Khan in 2005. Here’s how Kiran Rao stood by Aamir Khan’s side after separation with ex-wife Reena Dutta

Producer and screenwriter Kiran Rao turns 48 today (8th November). Kiran, who was married to Aamir Khan in 2005. Earlier this year they announced their separation. However, Kiran began her career as an assistant director for the film Lagaan, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. In 2011, she scripted and directed the film Dhobi Ghat. She was also the second assistant director for Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding.

Aamir married Kiran after divorcing his first wife Reena Dutta. The duo met on the sets of Lagaan. In an interview, Aamir opened up about their story, “I did not know her very well. We had just met once or twice,” He further stated that, “When I saw her earrings, I was like, ‘Yaar, ye earrings mujhe theek lag rahe hain.’ To this, Kiran replied, ‘If it comes to continuity, you won’t have them’. I was like, ‘We will give you new ones. Let me try this.’ So she gave me her earrings and when I put them on, they were perfect,” he added. Subsequently, Kiran revealed that she never got them back.

After they became friends, and it was after his divorce with Reena, Aamir turn to Kiran for aid. “In that moment of trauma, her (Kiran Rao) 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.”

Meanwhile, on  the show Koffee with Karan, Kiran Rao made many revelations. The producer-screenwriter mentioned that it was a challenge to fit into Aamir Khan’s life because the superstar was fragile and going through an adverse situation after his separation with Reena Dutta. Acknowledging that he fears losing his dear ones in life. Moreover, Aamir jokingly said that he keeps asking Kiran once a month if she’s still attracted to him and if she ever gets thoughts of leaving him.


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