Malaika, Arbaaz at Bandra court for first counselling session

Estranged couple Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan finally reached Bandrafamily court for the first counselling session. The divorce proceedings of the couple started and the duo was spotted at the family court dressed in white outfit. After 18 years, Malaika and Arbaaz called it a quit. The couple has filed for divorce on mutual consent.

The petition filed by the couple read: “We have been living separately as stipulated by the Act and as we have not been able to live together it has been mutually decided to dissolve the marriage.”

According to a source, the the judge has asked them to appear before the court on May 11, 2017. During those course of time if they are unable to reconsile then the couple will probably get divorced on the same date.

Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan were called into the chamber of principal judge I.J. Nanda at around 12.30 pm. The hearing lasted for 15 minutes, during which the couple confirmed that they wanted to separate by mutual consent. After the hearing, the couple refused to talk to the media and quickly parted ways.

As per the divorce petition filed by the couple, they have sought separation under section 10A of the Divorce Act of 1869.

Section 10A of the Act stipulates: “Subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under, a petition for dissolution of marriage may be presented to the district court by both the parties to a marriage together, whether such marriage was solemnised before or after the commencement of the Indian Divorce (Amendment) Act, 2001, on the ground that they have been living separately for a period of two years or more, that they have not been able to live together and they have mutually agreed that the marriage should be dissolved”.

The duo had filed the divorce petition on November 8 and the same was admitted on November 19. As per the next hearing date, the couple appeared before the judge on November 29.
malaika and arbaaz
malaika and arbaaz