New Delhi: Veteran actress Aruna Irani was married to Phool Aur Kaante director Kuku Kohli in the early 90s, as the filmmaker was already married and had children. Recently, Aruna Irani opened up about her marriage to ETimes and revealed how she was not told about Kohli’s first marriage and was unaware. He chose not to talk about it because he was a married man with two daughters. It was only after the passing of his first wife some time ago that Arun Irani spoke openly about his marriage.
In the latest interview with ETimes, questions were raised on his marriage to director Kuku Kohli and whether he is currently living with Aruna Irani. Asked about Aruna’s claim of not knowing about her first marriage, he said, “Yes, it is true. Can we move on to some other topic?” When asked how many actors have done two marriages, Kohli said, “Look, all these things happen in our industry. We work together, exchange ideas…”
He confirmed Aruna Irani and his stay with her.
On the work front, Kuku Kohli is all set to be back with a project for the OTT space. In the same interview, he also recalled how he had auditioned several established doctors for ‘Phool Aur Kaante’. “I had auditioned many established doctors. In fact, I had finalized Akshay Kumar in the lead role. But he had signed a film by Pramod Chakraborty, which started around the same time. He could not allocate bulk dates. Then, I saw Ajay’s picture. His father’s office. He was called Raju then. I asked his father if he wanted to be a hero. I auditioned Ajay and he instilled confidence, he ‘chained’ in the audition ‘ broke some of the dialogues.”