A Broken Marriage: Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta

They grew up playing together, sharing each other’s secrets, troubling one another and eventually falling in love. The world calls people of this kind “childhood sweethearts”. That is exactly what Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta were.

The ‘perfectionist’ proposed to Reena Dutta when he turned 21 and the families were against their relationship for obvious reasons. She came from a practising Hindu family and he, from a Muslim one. The two were madly in love and eloped and got married on April 18, 1986.

Aamir decided to keep his marriage under wraps until his film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak released. The film turned out to be a huge hit and that is when he went public about his marital status.

Aamir and Reena were blessed with two children, Junaid and Ira. Everything went well until one day Reena decided to walk with her bags out of Aamir’s house and life. Apparently, it was Aamir’s flirtatious ways that irked Reena who had been patient enough to keep giving him second chances a million times.

The couple divorced in the year 2002, after the actor’s succesful film Lagaan released. The producer of this blockbuster was Aamir’s wife Reena Dutta. Reena won the custody of both her children and she then moved on to live separately.

One main thing that made matters sour between the two was Aamir’s fling with British journalist Jessica Hines. The two have a child together. It was only fair on Reena’s part to take such a decision.

Reena Dutta and Aamir khan, the once upon a time sweethearts, have moved on in their repective lives. They were married for a good 15 years before they called it splits. Aamir is married to Kiran Rao and has a baby Azad. Reena lives happily with her two kids. Aamir still considers Reena an important part of the family and she is seen at all his family parties.

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