Kiran Rao Shares She And aamir khan Got Married Due To Parental Pressure, 'Lived Together For A Year Before'

Kiran Rao and aamir khan have remained friends and colleagues even after their separation. In an interview, the Laapataa Ladies director revealed that they got married because of their parents.

Kiran Rao and aamir khan have remained friends and colleagues even after their separation. In an interview with She The People, the Laapataa Ladies director revealed that they got married because of their parentsat a time when they had already been living together for a year.

Kiran Rao on marrying Aamir Khan

Talking about getting married to Aamir, kiran said, "I've always felt that (marriage as an institution is up for a rethink). Aamir and I lived together for a year before we got married honestly, we did it more because parents and you know… all the rest of it, and even at that time we knew that it was a great institution if you can function as individuals as well as a couple within that institution."

Why kiran and Aamir separated

Sharing insights on how marriages stifle women, kiran said, "The thing we don't talk about enough is how marriage tends to stifle, especially women. How you could find perhaps a way to be yourself within the institution. That's something up for debate and discussion. Esther Perel (American psychologist) has written an amazing book on it, and it's very interesting. As apes, we were living together. This nuclear family setup is a pressure, and it's a pressure, especially on women."

"There's so much responsibility on the women to run the house, keep the family together. Women are expected to keep in touch with their in-laws, to be in touch with their husbands' families. That's a lot of expectation,” she added further.

About aamir khan and kiran Rao

Kiran Rao and aamir khan met on the sets of Ashutosh Gowariker's 2001 period drama and Aamir's maiden production, Lagaan, where kiran was an Assistant Director. They began dating in 2004 and tied the knot in 2005. After trying for a baby multiple times without success, they welcomed their son azad in 2011. The couple announced their separation in 2021.

On the work front, kiran rao has been riding high on the success of her recently released film 'Laapataa Ladies', directed by her. The film has been garnering acclaim from all corners for its unique storyline and impeccable performances by the actors.

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