Malaika Arora Apart from her work, she is often in headlines for her relationship with Arjun Kapoor and divorce from her ex-husband Arbaaz Khan. She divorced Arbaaz Khan in the year 2017 and both have a son Arhaan Khan. She has been dating actor Arjun Kapoor for some time now. Recently, Malaika Arora spoke openly about how much she had to face after the divorce after removing her surname.
it opened many doors for me
Malaika Arora at India Today Conclave 2023 said, “It has benefited a lot in my life but I don’t think I can’t say I have a famous surname. I don’t think that was all that I wanted to do in my life. It opened many doors for me but I think one has to work irrespective of the surname. I had to work hard to stay in the game and prove myself every day of my life.
By removing the surname she is making the biggest mistake
She further said that people had told her that she was making the biggest mistake by removing the Khan surname. She said, “I had a lot of people tell me that I was making the biggest mistake of dropping the surname. A lot of people tell me that ‘you don’t realize the importance of the surname.’ I have a lot of respect for my ex-in-laws and family, they have given me a lot of love.
i needed to get on my feet
Malaika Arora said, “I have a child and I am very much a part of the family, but for me I needed to stand on my own feet… and not just about the surname.” For me being able to drop the surname and go back to my maiden surname, it just gave me a sense of self. She made me feel that I can be or be anything I want in life.”