Director-producer Aditya Chopra and B-Town actor Rani Mukerji have been going strong and steady for a long time now. However, the lovebirds are not able to take their relationship to the next level as Aditya's estranged wife Payal Khanna has demanded high alimony to settle down the divorce, reported Mid Day.
Filmmaker's legal separation from his wife Payal has been going on for two years now but hasn't been settled yet. "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," a source told Mid Day.
"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," added the source.
Aditya reportedly is not ready to pay the hefty amount. "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," the tabloid quoted the source as saying.
Aditya wanted Rani on board for YRF International, however, his parents didn't agree. It appears that Aditya's family isn't too keen on his relationship with Rani. "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," the source told the tabloid.
Aditya had married his high school girlfriend, Payal Khanna, but the couple filed for divorce in 2009. Rani is rumoured to be the reason for the breakdown of their marriage. So now will the Mukerji girl be able to marry her love? Only time will tell!