Bollywood breakups and divorce are becoming a trend with a lot of actors getting separated from their spouses. Bollywood actor and upcoming filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and his wife celebrity hairstylist, Adhuna Bhabani decided to end their 16 years of legal marital status by filing a divorce petition which was sanctioned by the court on Monday.
The celebrity couple had filed a divorce last October, after which marriage counselling started by November which was the toughest part, to choose if the two had to separate their ways or withdraw their plea.
After hearing out both parties, the court let them get separated though Adhuna will have custodial rights over their two daughters, Shakya and Akira. However, Farhan has all rights to visit his daughters as and when he wishes.
Thought the case was called twice in the family court during the morning hours, the two appeared in the court only after afternoon with their respective lawyers. They directly addressed the principal marriage counselor VS Athavale, and then they went to the judge, M M Thakare, where they were granted divorce.
The two got married in 2000 and announced their separation news by last year. Since the divorce decision was mutual, the were on good, friendly terms even after the announcement of their divorce.
They had also come together to celebrate their daughter Akira’s birthday in February this year. The reason behind their divorce is not confirmed yet.