Thanks to Aditya Chopra's estranged wife's high alimony demand, his marriage with Rani Mukherji will have to wait a while
It has been long speculated if the Aditya Chopra-Rani Mukherji romance will ever culminate in a marriage. Now, however, it seems that their marriage may take longer.
The reason being that the filmmaker's legal separation from his wife Payal is too big a hurdle to overcome. Also, the alimony she's believed to be asking in lieu of a divorces is simply too high.
Our source says, "Payal is asking for a good number of crores per year. And if one were to cumulate it over a period of time, it goes up to be a pretty impressive number." The source, however, refuses to reveal the exact amount.
The source goes on to add, "To be fair to Payal, she's not being unreasonable about the alimony. In her case, the marriage had been far from a smooth sailing due to Aditya's relationship with Rani.
So it's wrong to label her demanding. It suffices to say that another Badmaash Company can be made on the annual alimony amount."
Aditya Chopra and Payal
The filmmaker is said to have confided in his actress muse about his reservations on paying the alimony. "Aditya has told Rani that he can't afford to pay such a huge amount to Payal every year.
Obviously she's not happy with these developments. So much so that she's gradually giving up on marrying him and is also looking out for roles and films outside the YRF banner," says our source.
To top that all, the Chopra family isn't willing to allow Rani play any part in their company either. "After the announcement of YRF International, for Hollywood co-productions, Aditya was keen to launch an IPO to make the company public and work towards being at par with other corporate production-distribution companies.
And he wanted Rani to be on the board of directors. But Yashji and Pamelaji aren't in agreement," explains our source. He further maintains that the idea to expand the YRF banner is to ensure that the money remains within the family.