Divorce in progress: Farhan Akhtar, Adhuna spotted at family court


Estranged couple Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani has started the legal divorce proceedings as the couple was spotted at Mumbai’s Family Court in Bandra East. They are in the court for their first counselling session with the Family Court’s judge. They headed to the court in the afternoon.

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar already stated earlier that they would not engage in an ugly legal battle as it would affect their children because children are their first priority as a parents.

When enquired it is learnt that the judge is conducting a counselling session with them. According to the law,  if a couple file for divorce then the first thing that had to undergo is the counselling session in which the judge discuss about their problem areas, gives suggestions to overcome the current problems and even advice them for their alienated relationship.

After 16 years of blissful marriage, Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani called off their relationship earlier this year.

Post separation, the couple issued a joint statement with states that they are calling off their marriage mutually but their responsibility as a parents will remain the same. The couple has been blessed with two children, Shakya and Akira.

The joint statement reads, "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 speculation 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," the official statement read.

Adhuna and Farhan’s love story began on the set of ‘Dil Chahata Hai’. Adhuna started her career  as a hair stylist from this very film.

After three years of courtship, the couple entered into wedlock in 2000. Even though Adhuna is six years older than Farhan, age difference was never an issue between them. What caused the rift is still not known.

Apart from being a husband and a wife, Farhan and Adhuna also bonded over work. Adhuna like a true partner involved in all the creative decisions of Farhan.

Unfortunately, another Bollywood marriage went kaput!