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Ever since we saw Aamir Khan’s nephew, Imran Khan in his debut, Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, spreading his boy-next-door charm, he made us go weak on our knees and became an overnight sensation in Bollywood. But in 2011, Imran broke a million of hearts when he had announced his wedding with childhood sweetheart, Avantika Malik. Imran had met Avantika in his teens, started living in with her in his 20s and soon after, he ended up getting married to her on January 10, 2011. Three years post his marriage, Imran and Avantika had embraced parenthood with the arrival of a little angel, Imara Malik Khan. (Also Read: Erica Jennifer Fernandes Forcefully Baby Feeds Rumoured BF, Parth Samthaan With Her Own Hands)
In May 2018, a piece of news about Imran Khan and Avantika Malik had broken our hearts which stated that the once ‘It’ couple of B-town has reportedly parted ways. Though there has been no official confirmation regarding the same from Imran and Avantika, according to the sources, the estranged couple has temporarily decided to call off their marriage due to irreconcilable differences. Since then, there have been multiple questions raised regarding the reason behind their split.
Finally, a source extremely close to the couple has revealed inside details behind Imran Khan and Avantika Malik’s separation. As per a Pinkvilla report, the source revealed, "Imran has not faced much luck as an actor. After Katti Batti failed, offers started drying up and soon enough, he was left with no work. It's been four years that the actor is at home, doing absolutely nothing. He wanted to turn a director but that also has not taken shape the way he envisioned. He just did a small short with Dharma 2.0 and that's it."
Elaborating further and revealing if it was the frustration that crept in, the source continued, "He became really irritable and would react at the littlest of things. All their savings were getting used up and Avantika had to finally rely on her side of the family to support them. There were regular arguments between him and Avantika and their house became a debating platform each day. Avantika couldn't take it anymore and realised that all these regular tiffs and fights were affecting their child Imara. She called her family and told them everything. They tried various ways to reconcile but to no avail. Both Imran and Avantika were fuming and they decided to take some time off their marriage and she moved out with the kid." (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Opens Up About Her Brother, Siddharth Chopra's Relationship With Neelam Upadhyaya)
A few months back, Avantika Malik had also dropped the ‘Khan’ surname from her name. On September 7, 2019, Avantika had posted a cryptic quote on her Instagram story, stressing on the importance of ‘walking away’ but had deleted it after some time. Quoting American musician, Morgan Harper Nichols, "Sometimes, you have to walk away. You have to look at the things you're giving energy to and realize that even though you could stay, and try to win their approval or try to make it up their ladder, you could also make the brave choice to take whatever energy you have left to a space that welcomes you.”
Her post had further stated, “It's never an easy decision to make, and it's never easy to accept that you might be walking down a path that will involve risk and new unknowns, but there are times in life where walking away is the best thing to do for your health and who you are becoming. Even if it means that people will change their opinions of you, opinions of you that are not even rooted in truth. You may still need to walk away, trusting there is so much more ahead of you." Avantika had captioned it, “Needed to see this today.”
As per a SpotboyE report, post her separation with Imran Khan, Avantika Malik had been finding it hard to move on and cope up with the issues in her life. Unable to tackle the differences she is having with her husband and the troubles in their marital life, Avantika is seeking stability by joining a wellness centre. Avantika is taking sessions for 2 hours, every day, with self-healing expert and astrologer, Ramona Cerdecai.
About Imran Khan and Avantika Malik taking some time off their marriage, DNA had quoted a source as saying, “Avantika allegedly left 24, Pali Hill, Imran’s residence, a while ago with Imara. It is being said that she is currently staying with her family.” Later, Avantika’s mother, Vandana Malik had rubbished such conjectures and had stated to In.com, “We all read the news and let me tell you that there’s no such thing. There are some differences, which will be sorted anyway.” When asked if divorce was on the cards, Vandana had said, “Absolutely not.” (Also Read: Ranbir Kapoor Revealed How He Grew Apart From His Mom Neetu Singh Post Breakup With Deepika Padukone)
We hope Imran Khan and Avantika Malik clarify the reports about their separation in the media, soon!
Imran Khan and his now-estranged wife, Avantika Malik were childhood sweethearts. They had begun dating in their teens and were in a live-in relationship in their 20s. The two had tied the knot on January 10, 2011. However, their relationship had hit a rough patch in 2019, after which reportsRead More