Is this the reason why Imran Khan-Avantika's marriage is ending?
In May, there were reports that Avantika Malik, wife of Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na actor Imran Khan, has walked out of their house with daughter, Imaara. This was also confirmed by Malik's mother, Vandana, who said, "There are some differences (between the husband and wife), which will be sorted anyway." Now recent reports suggest that Imran's financial troubles drove the wedge between them.
As per an exclusive PinkVilla report, Imran's ill luck with movies and money was the point of frustration between the two. "Imran hasn't faced much luck as an actor. After Katti Batti failed, offers started drying up and soon enough, he was left with no work," said a friend of the couple. Apparently for four years, the actor was "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," said the friend. This situation soon turned annoying, and Imran's behavior changed, as it often happens in these scenarios. "He became really irritable and would react at the littlest of things," the friend narrated.
The paucity of funds meant that their savings were getting used up, and "Avantika had to finally rely on her side of the family to support them." The couple also had regular fights, and their house "became a debating platform each day." Eventually, Avantika reached a breaking point, and also realized that "these regular tiffs and fights were affecting their child Imaara."
Soon she took matters into her hands, called her family and narrated her ordeal. "They tried various ways to reconcile but to no avail. Both Imran and Avantika were fuming and decided to take some time off their marriage and she moved out with the kid," said the friend. The couple hasn't filed for divorce yet, but they are definitely living in separate houses.
A separation after 8 long years of nuptials is tough to take, and Avantika is no exception. It seems she has joined a wellness center to help herself cope up with the issues in her life. At the center, she attends a session daily that lasts for two hours, and has self-healing expert and astrologer, Ramona Mordecai imparting her lessons.
Imran, meanwhile, was clicked outside a gym some months back. His frail frame worried his fans, who commented that he looked "unrecognizable." At a recent event he was also asked about his divorce, but he dodged the same saying, "How can you ask such a question at an event like this?" We sincerely hope they iron out their differences!