Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and producer-director Kiran Rao have announced that they are separating after 15 years of marriage.

In a statement, they said they would raise their son together and still work on joint projects. “In these 15 beautiful years together we have shared a lifetime of experiences, joy and laughter,” the statement said.

Khan, 56, and Rao, 47, first met in 2001, and married four years later. They said they wanted to “begin a new chapter in our lives – no longer as husband and wife, but as co-parents and family for each other”.

They added that their relationship had “only grown in trust, respect and love”.