PeepingMoon Exclusive: Aamir Khan's ex-wife Kiran Rao is returning to direction after 11 years!
After announcing her divorce from superstar husband Aamir Khan, filmmaker Kiran Rao is set to start afresh in her career. PeepingMoon.com has exclusively learned that Rao is gearing up to kick off her second directorial this December, over a decade after her first directorial venture 'Dhobi Ghat' that starred Aamir, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, and Kriti Malhotra in the lead role. Her ex-husband Aamir Khan will produce this yet-untitled film under his banner Aamir Khan Productions continuing their professional collaboration even after their separation.
"Kiran Rao is returning to direction with a story that's rooted in a village. It's a social comedy-drama revolving around two girls and one boy. Kiran has completed the scripting and is currently in the process of finalizing the star cast. She is simultaneously also locking the shooting locations in North India to begin the production by the end of December. Actor and producer Tanaji Dasgupta serves as a creative producer on this yet-untitled film," a source close to the development informed us.
Kiran's new film is said to be diametrically different from her first directorial Dhobi Ghat which was set in the city of Mumbai and narrated the story of four different people whose lives get entwined by fate and luck. She is apparently planning to shoot this film for over a month and showcase it at various international film festivals next year. Kiran has established herself as a champion of independent cinema over the years and this film would also reflect the same.
Kiran and Aamir Khan had announced their divorce on 3rd July after being married for 15 years. The joint statement that was released on their social media handles read, "In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter, and our relationship has only grown in trust, respect and love. Now we would like to begin a new chapter in our lives - no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other. We began a planned separation some time ago, and now feel comfortable to formalise this arrangement, of living separately yet sharing our lives the way an extended family does. We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together. We will also continue to work as collaborators on films, Paani Foundation, and other projects that we feel passionate about."