Trolls target Fatima Sana Shaikh after Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao announce their divorce


Fatima Sana Shaikh became a target of trolls on the internet after Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announced that they were ending their 15 years of marriage.

The news of Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao divorce became one of the most talked-about topics for Twitterati on Saturday.

In their joint statement, Aamir and Kiran said, “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.”

According to the statement, Aamir and Kiran said that they had been contemplating divorce for quite some time. They said, “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.”

This was Aamir’s second marriage after he ending his first marriage with Reena Dutta, from whom he has two children, Ira and Junaid. The statement said that both Aamir and Kiran would continue to collaborate on films, Paani foundation and other projects.

They requested their ‘well-wishers for good wishes and blessings’ adding that they should see ‘this divorce not as an end, but as the start of a new journey. ‘

No sooner did the news of the divorce between Aamir and Kiran become public, trolls began to incessantly attack Fatima Sana Shaikh on the microblogging site by romantically linking her with Aamir Khan. Some of the comments and memes were so disgusting that they can’t be reproduced here.

Fatima had shot to fame from Aamir’s blockbuster film Dangal. The duo had also shared the screen space in Thugs of Hindostan.

This is not the first time that Fatima has been romantically linked with Aamir. Reacting to rumours in the past, Fatima had told Filfare, “Earlier, I used to get affected. I’d feel bad. Because I’ve never dealt with anything of this sort at such a big level. A bunch of strangers, whom I’ve never met, are writing things about me. They don’t even know if there’s any truth to it. People reading it assume that I’m ‘not a good person’. You feel like telling that person, ‘Ask me, I’ll give you an answer’. It disturbs me because I don’t want people to assume wrong things. But I’ve learnt to ignore it. Yet, there are some days when I do get affected.”