What went wrong with this near-perfect couple? Imran Khan wooed and won the super-classy entrepreneur Vandana Malik’s daughter Avantika. They were together for almost nine years before they decided to get married.
“I’ve never been happier, never felt more motivated,” Imran had told me at the time of his marriage.
A common friend of the couple, an actor-entrepreneur recalls, “No matter where they were they had eyes only for each other. I’ve never seen a married couple so much in love even after a year of marriage. I can’t believe the marriage broke up.”
Those from the entertainment industry who know the couple say the cause for the ruptured marriage was Imran’s fractured career. “He just stopped getting offers. After a point he stopped working completely — just hung around the house virtually doing nothing. More than anything else, it was Imran’s jobless status that killed his marriage. Which wife would like to see her man doing nothing?” asks a young filmmaker who is close to the couple.
Avantika’s mother tried to sort out the couple’s differences, but to no avail. Apparently all efforts of a rapprochement have now been set aside, as the couple heads for a divorce.
Curiously Imran’s Maamujaan Aamir Khan whom Imran is very close to, resolved to stay away from his nephew’s marital problems. Aamir made no move to bring about any reconciliation.
Imran and his wife Avantika are now heading for a divorce. The couple has decided to not wash any dirty linen in public. They both care about their little daughter....