Aamir Khan celebrated his 53rd birthday today. He did two things special on the occasion. First, he made his Insta debut on the eve of the special day and without a single post, he got more that 200k followers in an instant. Secondly, in his usual birthday meetup with the media where he cuts the cake in front of the reporters, he did something special today - he brought his wife and director Kiran Rao to the event and kissed her for the shutterbugs. Isn't that sweet?
Or is it? While such a sweet mushy gesture often gets a thumbs up from us, this time we do feel there is more to the kiss than what meets the eye. The kiss feels like Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao's non-verbal hint to the media that there is nothing wrong with their marriage and they are still going strong.
The reason for this doubt is that there have been rumours that Aamir and Kiran's marriage has been falling apart, most of which were discussed in various publications' blind items. It was said that Aamir Khan's close proximity with his co-star in two of his recent movies was a source of discord in their relationship. One story even came out that Kiran Rao has packed her bags and left home.
However, with this birthday kiss, the power couple of Bollywood wants to show the world that such rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt, and they are still together. Let's hope that this is a genuine display of love and not a planned stunt. Remember that picture of former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly and former coach Greg Chappell playing billiards mere days before Chappell got Ganguly sacked?
Aamir Khan had married Kiran Rao in 2005, who was assisting Ashutosh Gowariker for Lagaan then, after ending his marriage to Reena Dutta. They have a son together, Azad Rao. Kiran Rao had directed her husband in Dhobi Ghat.