18 Jun, 2016

Things don't always work out for the best, and Shabana Azmi is witness to that through her step-son's separation.

In an exclusive interview with Filmfare, Shabana Azmi reveals that she and her husband were heartbroken to know that Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna had decided to part ways.

"Our family reacted with a lot of pain because I really love Adhuna and so does the family. What has been a matter of huge relief is that both of them have done it with so much dignity and they continue to enjoy cordial relations with each other," said Azmi.

News of their separation came as a shock to fans because the couple had been married for 16 years. However, the two ended things on cordial terms, wishing the best for each other.

"They didn’t throw muck at each other, they are responsible towards not only the children but to each other as well. And in no way has it changed my equation with Adhuna or Javed’s (Akhtar) relationship with her," she explained.

The actress was praises for her daughter-in-law's contribution to the entertainment industry. She added, "I respect her as a person of integrity and credit her for bringing a revolution in Hindi cinema where hairstyling is concerned. Earlier, there were only two hairstyles. If the hero had a fringe, he was village bumpkin. If he slicked his hair back, he was an urban sophisticate. Adhuna sensitised our actors to how integral hair is in defining a character."

Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna parted ways in January. The couple had issued a joint statement about their separation just a few weeks after Farhan's last film Wazir came out. The two tied the knot in 2000 after a courtship of three years and have two daughters, Shakya and Akira.


Satt Jun 18, 2016 11:26am
Habit of reacting in personal matter of husband and wife.
R. Jaiprakash Jun 18, 2016 12:28pm
Very sad indeed !!!
Thoroughthinker Jun 18, 2016 01:36pm
In most of the separations after so many years together, in-laws are the most common villains.