Farhan Akhtar, Adhuna Bhabani granted divorce after being married for 16 years
Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and celebrity hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani, who were married for 16 years, are now divorced.
Farhan, who officially announced their separation last year on social media, filed for divorce in October 2016 at the Bandra Family Court and waited for six months for the court order, said a source.
On Monday, they arrived at the court and their marriage ended legally with the ‘mutual' divorce granted by the court. The former couple has two daughters Shakya and Akira. Adhuna has got their custody and Farhan will have full access to them.
They got married in 2000 after dating for two years.
The couple was not present in the court earlier, but were seen in the second session with their respective lawyers. After appearing before principal marriage counsellor VS Athavale, and principal judge MM Thakare, Farhan and Adhuna were granted divorce yesterday.
Last year, the Akhtars issued a joint statement to declare their decision to separate.
"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 speculations and public glare," read the joint statement.
"We sincerely request that we are given the privacy that is required at this time to move forward in a dignified manner," the statement stated further.