Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and his wife Adhuna Bhabani, a celebrity hairstylist – who announced their decision to separate “mutually and amicably” in 2016 – have officially been granted divorce.
The couple had filed for a divorce in October last year at the Bandra family court, and after divorce counseling in November, they had to wait for a period of six months to figure if they wanted to still go for the divorce or withdraw their plea.
Their divorce was confirmed to Mid-Day by Farhan’s lawyer Fazaa Shroff-Garg. “The divorce by mutual consent was allowed… by the family court in Bandra,” Garg was quoted as saying by the daily.
The custody of their two children, Shakya and Akira, will remain with Adhuna and Farhan will have full access to their kids at all times.
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.
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.
Farhan is an accomplished multi-faceted talent in Bollywood. He produces, directs and acts in films, and he’s also a writer and singer.
His split with Adhuna came as yet another end to a real life love story in tinsel town after actor Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan’s split in 2013.