Arbaaz will always be integral to my life, Malaika on ex-hubby


For the first time post separation with Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan opened up on divorce with husband of 18 years Arbaaz Khan and the present equation she shares with him. Malaika also talked about staring life afresh.

After 18 years of marriage, the couple was finally granted a divorce this year in May. Though separated, they hooked to one another. They often party together, attend social events jointly, go on a vacation with their respective families and even photographed with 15-year-old son Arhaan. Their instagram account is filled up with their happy moments and it seems nothing has changed between Malaika and Arbaaz.

Talking to mid-day, Malaika, said, "Arbaaz is a part of my family, the father of my child. Certain equations don't change overnight. The things that happened should remain between us. It's personal. We don't have to prove anything to anybody. Meeting (Arbaaz Khan) makes my son happy, and that makes me happy."

The ‘Chaiya Chaiya’ actress said that except her Arbaaz’s equation with her sister Amrita and parents are still the same. "For Amrita, he's like a brother, and he is a son to my parents. What happened is between us”.

Last weekend, Arbaaz Khan turned 50 and Malaika Arora was very much part of Arbaaz’s Da-day. She partied till the wee hours in the morning with others.

Malaika Arora says she shares an amicable relationship with the actor-filmmaker, "Arbaaz and I have known each other all our lives. It was emotionally difficult, but we haven't really talked about it because we are private individuals. He is very important to me. No matter what happens or where life takes us, Arbaaz will always be integral to my life," Malaika told mid-day.

Life has changed for Malaika but separation was very tough for her, "Separation is never easy on anybody. Only those who encounter it understand it," she said.

Arbaaz Khan is believed to have found love again but Malaika not keen to fall in love again. "I have not thought about it. I am enjoying each day as it comes. I enjoy time at home, my day-to-day life, travelling with Arhaan. We have just returned from a beautiful holiday," she told mid-day.

Last week, when Malaika was trolled for living hi-fi life on alimony, she responded like a boss, "I do not indulge in such conversation because it's below my dignity, but I just had to because you certainly got to get your damn facts right before spewing shit and slagging me off when you know nothing about me except sit and pass judgement on other people's life, she wrote.