“Are You Sure?” My Family Asked,” Say Malaika Arora About Her Divorce With Arbaaz Khan
When a couple parts ways, it’s usually a mutual decision taken together to save each from any further emotional turmoil. One of the super strong power couples of Bollywood, Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan were happily married for 18 years and even have a son Arhaan together. But the two mutually decided to call their marriage off and legally separated in 2017. While both of them had always maintained their silence over the entire divorce proceedings and even after that, Malaika has spoken about the same on a radio show hosted by Kareena Kapoor Khan.
She started off by stating what people used to tell her at that time. She said “I think sab ki pehli yehi raai hai ki mat karna. Koi aapko nahi kahega ki, ‘Haan, haan, please jayiye, kariye.’ That’s the first thing, ki aap soch samajh ke yeh decision lena. I went through the same thing.”
She went on to reveal that her entire family sat her down and asked if she actually wanted the divorce. She said, “Even the night before I got divorced, I had my family sit with me and ask me yet again, ‘Are you sure? Are you 100 per cent about your decision?’ So I think that was something I heard all along and rightly so. These are the people who worry and care so they will definitely say that.”
The actress also revealed that they (Arbaaz-Malaika) weighed the pros and cons. She said, “It’s never ever easy like no other major decision in your life and at the end of the day, someone has to be blamed. You always have to point fingers at someone. I think that’s the general human nature to go about things. It’s never easy, but the person that I am, for me happiness is the most important. And it’s not just me is the happiness for everybody around. So even if it means that I have to make or take such a major decision in my life, of course, I didn’t do it alone. There are two people involved. And I think we eventually did think about a lot of things, we weighed every single pros and cons and then we decided that I think it’s better off that we go our separate ways because I think we’ll just be better people.”