New Delhi: Bollywood's talent house Farhan Akhtar announced on Thursday that he and his wife Adhuna are separating. The two were married for 15 years and announced their decision to separate "mutually and amicably".
"This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculations and public glare," read a joint statement issued by the Akhtars.
"We sincerely request that we are given the privacy that is required at this time to move forward in a dignified manner," the statement read further.
In the year 2013, Farhan's close friend Hrithik Roshan had separated from his wife Suzanne after 14 years of marriage. And now, Farhan-Adhuna have followed suit it seems.
Farhan, 42, is the son of veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar and his former wife Honey Irani, and Adhuna, who is six years older to the "Rock On!!" actor, is a celebrity hairstylist.
They exchanged wedding vows in 2000 and have two daughters together named Shakya and Akira.
While Farhan made his directorial debut with "Dil Chahta Hai" in 2001, it was the same film that launched Adhuna's career as a hairstylist in Bollywood. She now runs salon chain BBlunt.
Adhuna, who was mostly seen by Farhan's side at red carpet events, parties and functions, was nowhere to be seen with him while he promoted his last release "Wazir".
With inputs from agencies