Film producer Payal Khanna Married with Aditya Chopra in 2001 and Got divorce in 2009
Payal Khanna, a talented interior designer is the first wife of Aditya Chopra, the popular Indian movie director, producer, and chairman of a multinational brand of Indian Film Industry Yash Raj Films (YRF). Payal Khanna and Aditya Chopra got married in 2001 and filed a divorce in 2009. Although this couple looked perfect together, their marriage ended in a sad divorce after 9 years of togetherness. Have a look at Payal Khanna and Aditya Chopra’s marriage, controversies and divorce.
Where did Payal Khanna meet Aditya Chopra?
Payal Khanna met her future to be husband Aditya Chopra while studying in Bombay Scottish School. As their parents were in good terms and knew each other from the very beginning, Payal and Aditya quickly became friends.
Payal Khanna and Aditya Chopra marriage
Payal and Aditya knew each other since childhood and also were high school friends. Aditya Chopra’s mother and Payal’s mother have been best of friends for many years and later on decided to take this friendship to another level.
Caption: Payal Khanna and her Ex-husband Aditya Chopra
This decision led to the marriage of Payal and Aditya in 2001. Payal comes from a business family and she too prefers to stay away from the glamor industry.
Payal Khanna and Aditya Chopra divorce
We constantly believe that marriages are made in heaven but it seems that those were not particularly meant for Payal and Aditya. This friendship turned marriage couple failed to reconcile their marriage despite many attempts. Their relation came to a shocking end after they filed for divorce in 2009. The reason for their dispute is considered to be Aditya’s relationship with actress Rani Mukherjee.
Payal Khanna, Aditya Chopra, and Rani Mukherjee (Starting from left)
The couple’s divorce again made highlight when rumors started indicating that Payal asked for a massive amount of alimony to end their marriage. Although there is no clear evidence of the amount of money Payal received post their divorce, it is believed the price Aditya paid for his freedom was more than what one can imagine. There is also a rumor that Payal received a palatial house in Juhu as part of alimony.
Payal and Aditya do not have any children together, so, as there are no children involved, despair is at a minimum. The couple did not mention the , and instead opted for an out-of-court arrangement.
The quiet, soft-spoken producer prefers to keep a low profile in the media and his interviews are hard to come by. Reports claim that Aditya’s family was not too happy with his decision and they decided to take care of Payal even after the divorce. Aditya was stubborn that he would not come home until Payal moved out of the house and then resided in a 5-star hotel until then. Payal then decided to move to Singapore for some time so that Aditya would return home and work.
Aditya Chopra’s mother Pamela Chopra is very fond of her first daughter-in-law Payal and the two are sometimes seen together in public. .
Aditya Chopra got married to Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee in Italy on April 21, 2014, in a private ceremony after maintaining a dignified silence about their relationship for a long period. The couple together has a child girl Adira Chopra born on 9 December 2015.
Payal Khanna has not met with ex-husband Aditya Chopra after the divorce. Aditya Chopra is busy with his new directorial venture Befikre and Payal has continued working as an interior designer.