By Ankita Mukherjee Last Updated:
The Chaiya Chaiya girl, Malaika Arora has entertained us for years with killer dance moves, sexy looks and sartorial fashion choices. Every now and then, she hits the headlines for either her personal life or professional. Currently, the actress is dating Boney Kapoor's son and actor, Arjun Kapoor.
For the unversed, Malaika Arora was once married to the Khan family. She had exchanged the vows with the then love of her life, Arbaaz Khan, on December 12, 1998. But after staying together for 18 long years, the couple had decided to part ways, which eventually turned into a divorce. The duo had got divorced in 2017. They together have a child, Arhaan Khan.
Now, in an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Malaika Arora opened up about her post-separation life from Arbaaz Khan. She revealed that she had gone through the lowest phase of her life and had to think about the reactions she would get from society, from their son, Arhaan and many more. The actress said:
“I went through my personal struggles. I went through separation, I went through having to deal with family pressures, I went through having to deal with how would my child cope with it, how would I cope with it, how would society be, will I be able to work, will I be able to just be myself. All these thoughts went through my head. I think that probably for me was my lowest in life because it was such a huge upheaval in my life and such a change for me to deal with. It was not just me personally, there was family involved, there was my kid involved, there were so many other aspects involved.”
Malaika revealed that before taking this big step, Malaika had to think about the lives that are connected to this decision. She even mentioned that she had turned to yoga and meditations to feel calm and relaxed. She shared:
“I can’t be like that because like I said, my decision was going to impact all the lives around me. When I say mine, at the end of the day, we were two people. As a couple, as husband and wife, we together decided that this was what was best. But yes, it was definitely the most difficult, the lowest phase in my life where I probably did turn to a lot of aspects, like yoga, meditation, because I felt that these were outlets that would help me channelise better, that would help me sort whatever upheaval that I was dealing with internally.”
Recently, there was a rumour that suggested that Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor are breaking up. Well, the Gundey actor quashed all those rumours with a post on his social media. He had taken to his IG handle and had shared a picture with Malaika, and had penned a note for the haters. The caption could be read as:
“Ain’t no place for shady rumours. Stay safe. Stay blessed. Wish well for people. Love y’all.”
We respect Malaika Arora's decision and admire her confidence.