Farhan Akhtar and his wife of 17 years Adhuna Bhabani are now officially divorced. The celeb couple moved court to file for a divorce last year in October which was followed by a counselling session in November. The two were given six-month period to make up their minds about withdrawing or going ahead with their decision.
Interestingly, it was around this period that rumours around Farhan’s closeness with Rock On 2 co-star Shraddha Kapoor started doing the rounds.
Ever since then, speculations around their relationships have been a regular affair. However, both the stars maintained that they are just good friends and there’s nothing more to their relationship. In fact, during events and interviews, when they were quizzed about the same, both Shraddha and Farhan chose to keep a similar stand.
While Shraddha dubbed the rumours baseless and accused gossip mongers of going “overboard”, Farhan called it all “untrue” and expressed that rumours do bother him.
During the promotions of OK Jaanu, which revolved around an unmarried couple in a live in relationship, we again heard about how the film’s story takes a leaf out of Shraddha’s real life. That’s the time when rumours were rife about Shraddha and her alleged beau Farhan Akhtar having moved in together.
However, like always, the two stars denied it all! But there is no smoke without fire and pictures of the two hanging out together even when they aren’t working on the same project are proof enough! While their onscreen chemistry in Rock On 2 couldn’t set the box office on fire, the two evidently share a great off-screen bond.
As per industry sources, Farhan’s impending divorce has been another reason for the two not coming out in the open about their relationship. We hear that the two stars didn’t want their equation to influence the court’s decision or hamper their image amongst their fans and therefore they had been waiting for the divorce to be official before making their affair public.
Now, with Farhan and Adhuna legally separated, we wonder if the two stars will finally admit being in love with each other. As clichéd it may sound, all we want to tell Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor is, pyaar kiya toh darna kya