Malaika Arora lately talked about her reputation in Bollywood being related to the Khan household as she was married to Arbaaz Khan. Malaika and Arbaaz parted methods in May 2017 after nineteen years of marriage. Talking about her resolution to drop the ‘Khan’ surname and return to her maiden one, Malaika recalled folks telling her that the surname got here with a variety of ‘weightage.’ Also learn: Malaika Arora attends Rhea Kapoor’s birthday party with Arjun Kapoor
Malaika and Arbaaz acquired married in 1998. Their separation announcement got here in March 2016, and was finalised the following 12 months. They have a son collectively, Arhaan Khan, whom they’re co-parenting.
Malaika on the India Today Conclave 2023 was requested about her success being attributed to the Khan household. She replied, “It did have a lot of benefits in my life but I don’t think I could rest on the fact that I had a famous surname. I don’t think that was my endow to everything I wanted to do in my life. It did open up a lot of doors for me but I think at the end of the day I have to work irrespective of my married surname. And, I had to work hard and prove myself every single day of my life to stay in the game. And, the day I had the surname name and I went back to my maiden name I still continued to work, make a difference.”
“I had loads of people tell me that I am making the biggest mistake of dropping the surname. A lot of people telling me ‘you don’t realise the weightage a surname has.’ I have a lot of respect for my ex-inlaws and ex-family, they have given me a lot of love. I have a kid, and I am very much part of the family, but for me, I needed to stand on my own two feet…and not just about the surname. For me being able to drop the surname and going back to my maiden surname, it just gave me a sense of self. That just made me feel I could take on or do anything in life,” Malaika added.
During the occasion, Malaika additionally touched upon elevating Arhan and co-parenting with Arbaaz. She additionally talked about her profession and the way she managed to remain related even after years within the business. Malaika was final seen in her actuality present, Moving In With Malaika.