‘Kahaan Ghar Ghar Kii’ stars Kiran Karmarkar and Rinku Dhawan who were living separately from the past few years are officially divorced now.
Kiran Karmarkar, who is currently seen in Sony TV’s ‘Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein’, has confirmed the news of their divorce from Rinku Dhawan after 15 years of marriage.
“We got married in 2002. It was a 15-year-old marriage and the best part of our relationship is that we share a son. Ideally, no one wants a marriage to break, and the notion that two actors can’t make a marriage work is incorrect because marriages don’t break only in the film and TV industry. I don’t think that our marriage ended because of the demands of the profession. There came a situation when we did not agree on many things. The circumstances and situations compelled us to take our son into confidence and explain to him that we wanted to separate. But we made sure that he would not suffer in the process. Today, he doesn’t have to choose between staying with Rinku or me. He is free to stay with either of us and chooses to do whatever he wants. We have told him that together we will support him in good and bad situations, and will also correct him if he is wrong. We do go together for all our son’s activities and meet during festivals. We have made it a point that our differences will not affect the equation in the family,” Kiran told Times Of India.
Kiran Karmarkar and Rinku Dhawan have got legally divorced
Talking about incompatibility that led to their divorce, he said, “Compromise is a very subjective term. You can’t really have a yardstick on what should be the level of compromise two individuals should make in a relationship. But yes, tolerance levels are low these days. A slight provocation results in a big fight. If your car is hit by another vehicle, there is a war on the road (laughs!)” He added, “Rinku and I weren’t compatible, and so, we thought it was best to move on. When we got married, obviously, we never thought that we would come to this point, because no one can predict the future. There are individuals stuck in marriages, and their fights go to the extent of hitting each other. Thankfully, Rinku and I have handled this well, and we are neither enemies nor are we dead for each other.”
Kiran is not cynical about the institution of marriage. He said, “I am not scared to take the plunge again, and I continue to believe in love. But, right now I can’t say that I want to find someone. These things are best left to destiny. A companion is every individual’s requirement. I have accepted that my first marriage did not work out, but that does not make me pessimistic about the future.”
When Rinku was was asked about the same, she said, “It is true that we are both strong individuals. But we knew that from day one, and we respected that. But, yes, in a marriage there are so many things that happen between two individuals and the outside world will never know about them. I look at things this way… two people met, got married, they tried hard to mend their differences, but it didn’t work out. We realised that we were incapable of living a good life together, and we did not want to make it miserable by bringing out the worst in each other. By the time people got to know about it, we were living separately, and eventually, we filed for a divorce. But, we are not enemies. We have both dealt with this as mature individuals and definitely because there is a child involved.”
Like Kiran, Rinku too feels that one needs a companion in life, but she doesn’t want to get married again. She said, “Nobody wants to live a lonely life. A companion is important to share one’s thoughts. But if you ask me about marriage, honestly, I am done with it. My friends keep telling me to think about marriage again, but I feel what’s important is to find the right person.”
Rinku and Kiran had first met on the sets of ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’. The two played the siblings in the show. Their friendship turned into love and they got married in 2002 and they announce their separation in November 2017.