Malaika Arora opens up on her divorce with Arbaaz Khan


For the first time Malaika Arora opened her heart about her divorce with husband of 18 years, Arbaaz Khan. Malaika gets candid about her divorce at Kareena Kapoor Khan's radio show What Women Want, which airs on Ishq 104.8 FM.

"I think sab ki pehli yehi raai hai ki mat karna. Koi aapko nahi kahega ki, 'Haan, haan, please jayiye, kariye.' That's the first thing, ki aap soch samajh ke yeh decision lena. I went through the same thing," she said.

Malaika revealed that her family asked her to think things through even on the night before her divorce hearing. "Even the night before I got divorced, I had my family sit with me and ask me yet again, 'Are you sure? Are you 100 per cent about your decision?' So I think that was something I heard all along and rightly so. These are the people who worry and care so they will definitely say that," she said.

However, once her friends and family members realised that Malaika was certain that she wanted to end her marriage with Arbaaz, they stood by her. "Everybody said, 'If this is the decision that you're making, then we're really proud of you and in our eyes, you are a strong woman.' So for me, that kind of gave me that extra strength that I needed," the actress said.

Post divorce, Malaika has found love in Arjun Kapoor. If the grapevine is to be believed, the couple is contemplating marriage.