By Mamta Roy Last Updated:
Imran Khan had stolen a million hearts with his debut film, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, opposite Genelia Deshmukh. But soon, the heartthrob of B-town had disappointed a lot of fangirls by announcing his wedding to his childhood girlfriend, Avantika Malik, on January 10, 2011. However, what had started with a puppy love had become an everlasting bond, and the day was extraordinary for the young couple.
From dating in their teens to moving into a live-in relationship in their twenties, the couple had a sweet love story. Soon, they were blessed with a baby girl, Avantika on June 9, 2014. However, as we know, relationships are very delicate, and every relationship has issues. But it needs to be taken care of before it's too late. In 2019, Imran and Avantika's relationship had hit a rough patch, and after eight years of married life, temporarily, they had decided to part ways.
A recent ETimes report mentioned that a source close to the couple stated that Imran Khan has no plans to reunite with his estranged wife, Avantika Malik. It was also mentioned that the actor does not wish to restart his marital life, at least not with Avantika. Even though both of their families and Avantika herself had tried several times to talk things out between them, it seems like Imran has already decided that his marriage with Avantika is a closed chapter.
For the unversed, earlier in January 2021, it was reported that Imran Khan had an extra-marital affair with South Indian actress, Lekha Washington, which had led to his separation from Avantika Malik. A report of Bollywood Hungama had its source stating that Imran and Lekha were in each other's contact for a long time. And the main reason behind their quick interactions was that Imran was a great friend of Lekha's husband, Pablo Chatterji. The two had started liking each other, and their rumoured affair had started without anyone's knowledge.
In 2021, the separated couple had bumped into one another at a wedding function in Mumbai's Trident Hotel. If reports of ETimes are to be believed, the couple had greeted each other warmly, and people had wondered if they were on their path to sorting their issues. The portal had quoted its source as:
"They met rather warmly and it was a good sight to behold. One wonders if a patch-up is in store."
On the work front, Imran Khan has taken a sabbatical from acting.