Malaika Arora reveals she was the one who proposed to Arbaaz Khan, says when they drifted, they had become 'angry, negative people'


Malaika Arora's reality show, titled Moving In With Malaika, premiered on Disney+Hotstar yesterday. During the episode, the actress interacted with her friend, filmmaker Farah Khan, about her marriage with Arbaaz Khan and what led to their separation after 19 years of being married. 

She revealed, "I am the one who proposed to Arbaaz. Nobody knows. It was not Arbaaz who proposed to me. It was the other way around. I actually said, ‘I want to get married. Are you ready?’ Very sweetly he (Arbaaz) actually turned around and told me, ‘You pick the day and the place.’"

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Malaika further added, "I know how much you love him. He is a wonderful person. He let me be the person I am today. I feel a lot of me that I am today is also because of him because he let me be the person I am."

Talking about the separation, Malaika shared, "We drifted. We were too young. I was very young. I think I also changed. I also wanted different things in life. Somewhere I felt that was missing in my space and I needed to move on. I felt the only way I could do that is if I could actually probably let go of certain ties. I think today we are better people. We love and respect each other for the people that we are. We have a child together. So that is something that will never ever change. But I feel we are far better people. Then, I think we were very irritable. Very irritable people. We became angry, negative people."

Farah, who knows Malaika for the longest time, added, "Towards the end. Till Dabang you all were fine. Then I also saw the difference." Malaika then said, "I also remember very few people actually said that to me. You, Karan (Johar), very few people actually said that to me. They actually turned around and said, ‘You know what? Irrespective. We love you. Whatever the situation may be, whatever it may be, we love you’. I will never forget that. I will always. I feel happy.'' 

Malaika is currently in a stable relationship with Arjun Kapoor whereas Arbaaz is dating Giorgia Andriani.