A Bandra family court has granted divorce to the actor Farhan Akhtar and his wife Adhuna Bhabani (Akhtar) on Monday after they announced their separation in 2016. The news of their separation came as a shocker to everyone including the whole Bollywood fraternity. The couple is now officially divorced. They both have two daughters, Shakya and Akira, and the court has granted the custody of both the daughters to Adhuna while Farhan can meet them whenever he wants to.
According to the reports, both of them were not present in the first calling of the case on Monday, so they were called again at 12 pm when the couple was present with their lawyers. The principal judge MM Thakare and principal marriage counsellor VS Athavale granted the divorce to them. The divorce has been given after 18 months of their separation. The couple decided to split after 16 years of marriage.
Actor-director Farhan Akhtar is the son of Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani is a Bollywood hairstylist. They both met on the filming of Farhan’s directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai which also paved a way for Adhuna’s entry into the industry as a hairstylist. The movie was a turning point of Bollywood into the modern era and the styling of the characters was praised by everyone. Adhuna has also worked on Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta looks in the movie ‘Lakshya’.
Both Farhan and Adhuna released a mutual statement last year announcing their separation. The statement said, “This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain out priority and it is immensely important to us as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculations and public glare. We sincerely request that we are given the privacy that is required at this time to move forward in a dignified manner.”
After the news of their separation started to spread, within few days, Farhan was rumored to be dating Shraddha Kapoor. They both worked together on the movie ‘Rock On 2’. Although both of them always denied the speculations but in one Bollywood news, it was found out that Shraddha Kapoor’s father Shakti Kapoor has turned up at Farhan’s place and dragged her out as he isn’t happy with the rumored couple. Both the couples have always maintained that all the rumors are false and they are not with each other.