First Thing Family Said, “ Mat Karo”, Malaika Arora on Her Divorce


Fashion Icon of the Hindi Film Industry, Malaika Arora ended her years-long marriage with Arbaaz Khan in May 2017. This couple has applied for divorce in 2016 and finally were granted a divorce in the year 2017. After 2 years of keeping mum on their divorce, Malaika finally broke her silence and discussed the reasons behind her divorce with her husband. She also said that the first thing family said, “ Mat Karo”, Malaika Arora on her Divorce.

The actress is friends with Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is nowadays hosting a radio show Ishq 104.8 FM, Where she holds a talk show named “What Women Want” and discusses the issues women are facing in this modern era. The talk show is getting popular with Bebo’s natural efforts of opening the taboo topics with greater ease. The show doesn’t hold debates and fierce discussions about feminism, instead the guests and Kareena have a very natural and innocent discussion over the topics touching the sensitivity of topics.

On the previous episode of the show, Kareena had invited Malaika Arora who has recently taken divorce with her husband after spending significant years together. She also introduced the topic of divorce is a taboo among many families, as “we are still afraid of discussing it on Dinner Table”. Basically, the topic of the discussion was roaming around divorce and its later impacts on the families.

During the talk, Malaika opened up on why she and Arbaaz decided to take the divorce after many years of being asked of reason. She also said that her family was very much concerned about the divorce and repeatedly asked her if she was sure about it. Also, she said, ” Even a night before I was getting divorced I had my family sit with me and ask me yet again, ‘are you sure?’ ‘are you 100% sure about your decision?’ “.


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She said that happiness of her and the persons around her matters the most to her. As she and Arbaaz were not happy together, they decided to take divorce after considering many points and the pros and cons of divorce. When asked for her son’s reaction to her divorce, she said, “I would rather see my child in a happy environment than being in an environment that is completely disruptive. I think with time, my child is far more accepting and flourishing. And he can see that we both as individuals are far more happy.” However, she said many appraised her action as being brave to take divorce after these many years of their marriage.

Arbaaz Khan has made his relationship with Giorgia Andriani official. However, Malaika is seen dating Arjun Kapoor but the actress has not made it official still. When asked about moving on after divorce, the actress said that it is certainly easy for men to move on after getting a divorce.

She also said that women also should enjoy their freedom after a divorce and do whatever she likes with her life. The couple was married in 1998 and has a 16-year old son, Arhaan.
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