Actor-producer Sohail Khan and his wife, designer Seema Khan, filed for divorce on Friday. The couple married in 1998 and have two children together. The duo was spotted leaving the family court in Mumbai.
The couple has been besieged with separation rumours for a long time now. Seema Khan was a part of ‘The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives‘ where the couple was shown as living separately. Seema had later called their marriage as ‘unconventional’ and said, “I will just say this much, because it’s out there, that whatever you see in the show, is the absolute truth. It is what it is, that’s all I want to say about it.”
On the show, she had also addressed speculation around their marriage. “It’s just that sometimes when you grow older, your relationships meanders and goes into different directions. I make no apologies about it because we are happy and my kids are happy. Sohail and I are not a conventional marriage but we are a family. We are a unit. For us, him and me and our children matter at the end of the day,” he said.
The year was 1998. Sohail Khan met then-Seema Sachdev while shooting for Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. Sparks flew and the two ended up having the filmiest dating scenes and then marriage. In fact, so filmy that the two eloped to get married after Seema’s family opposed their relationship. 24 years later, Sohail and Seema filed for divorce at a family court in Mumbai on Friday, May 13. Amid this, here’s an account of how they met, fell in love and ran away from their houses to get married.
The duo was spotted leaving a family court in Mumbai after filing for divorce. They got married in 1998. Seema and Sohail had the filmiest love story. It was on the sets of Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Kajol’s Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya that Sohail and Seema met for the first time. Delhi-based Seema had shifted to Mumbai to pursue a career in fashion designing. Soon after, they started dating.
Seema’s family was against her and Sohail’s relationship. Despite the refusal, the former couple eloped and allegedly got married at an Arya Samaj wedding. In the evening on the same day, they had a nikah ceremony. However, both Seema and Sohail’s families accepted their relationship and marriage. They later welcomed sons Nirvaan in 2000 and Yohan in 2011.