Malaika Arora avoids ex brother-in-law Salman Khan

Malaika Arora’s relationship with the Khan family is not like before. After she has filed for divorce with estranged husband and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, her relationship with the Khan family has turned sour. She not only distanced herself from them but also makes sure that she does not cross paths with any one of the Khan members. But Bollywood is a world whether parties and events take place very frequently and to avoid someone is next to impossible.

Malaika recently graced Deanne Pandey’s birthday celebration. She arrived much early but made an exit just before Salman Khan arrived. When Malaika got to know that Salman Khan has arrived with his ladylove Iulia Vantur, she made a quick exit. She did not like to cross paths with her ex brother-in-law or share pleasantries.

Malaika broke-up with Arbaaz after 17 years of marriage. When the estranged couple was going through rough patch, Salman Khan tried his level to sort out their differences and make their patch up. He also arranged several meeting of both the parties so that they meet and sort out their differences and reconcilebut all his attempts ended in a smoke. Malaika was determined to end her relationship with Arbaaz and turned deaf ears to their plea.

Finally, the couple had filed for divorce and attended their first counselling session at Bandra family court early this month. The divorce will be finalized on May, 2017.

When the rumor of their separation surfaced in media, Arbaaz and Malaika issued a statements confirming their separation.

The statement reads, "We have maintained a dignified silence till now but it is causing us too much confusion and is disturbing for our families. To put all of the speculation to rest, we are giving out this statement. People claiming to be our friends and sources have been speaking on our behalf giving out wrong, malicious information. They have maligned us for long and we have kept quiet and not said a word as it’s a personal matter between us. We have got a child and our families are involved, but just because we have not said anything till now, it doesn’t give anybody the license to speculate on any rubbish about us.

We know that there will be speculation, but it is disturbing to read that Malaika has approached a random divorce lawyer she doesn’t know at all. Nor has this lawyer got in touch with us ever. Whoever this person is, can lose their licence as it’s irresponsible to talk about people who are not your clients

The truth is, we have taken a break, but that doesn’t mean people can presume, assume and speculate things of such malicious nature. We are taking out time to figure out our lives... Yes, it’s true that we are separated, but where our lives go and what transpires between us, it is for us to decide. Wherever it goes from here, we will talk about it when we are ready to.

We are not separated because of a third random person, like there were stories of a friendship between a businessman and Malaika. Nor was it about his family disapproving of her lifestyle, nor does she feel that her husband is not financially stable. She is not crying on her brother-in-law Salman’s shoulders, asking him to help. They are our family, so please don’t talk about them like that. We deeply respect each other’s families. We want to put to rest all these articles which are complete rubbish. Till then, please respect our privacy and do not drag our respective families and our child into it.

Everything that has been carried till now is completely baseless.. Everyone is taking our silence as a sign of weakness. When we are ready to talk, we will. It’s a tough and difficult time for us and we will appreciate it if you can please give us our space. We have and hold immense respect for each other and hold each other in the highest regard. Ultimately we will do what’s best for our child, us and our family. Please understand what we are going through. We urge the media not to speculate and kindly do not believe whoever your said sources are, unless you hear from the people concerned.”