In a recent episode of the dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,” filmmaker Farah Khan had a lighthearted yet intriguing conversation with Malaika Arora about her future plans, particularly regarding marriage. This comes just days after Malaika‘s ex-husband, Arbaaz Khan, tied the knot for the second time.
Farah, known for her playful and direct questioning, didn’t hesitate to ask the million-dollar question: “Malaika, in 2024, will you change hats from being a single mom-actress to a double parent-actress?”
Malaika, ever graceful and witty, parried the question initially, asking for clarification. Once she understood the drift of Farah’s question, she gave a candid answer: “If the right person comes along, I’d definitely get married again.”
Farah, not one to miss a beat, pressed further: “So, you’re open to proposals?” Malaika, with a sly smile, replied: “Once bitten, twice shy!”
This exchange, albeit brief, sparked a lot of curiosity among fans and media alike. Malaika and Arbaaz were married for 19 years before announcing their separation in 2016. They officially divorced in 2017 and remain on amicable terms, co-parenting their son, Arhaan.
Since then, Malaika has been in a public relationship with actor Arjun Kapoor for several years. They have often expressed their happiness in their relationship, but marriage hasn’t been a topic they’ve openly discussed.
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So, Farah’s question and Malaika’s response left everyone wondering: Is 2024 the year the couple might walk down the aisle? Or is Malaika simply keeping her options open?
It’s important to remember that marriage is a deeply personal choice, and it’s unfair to put unnecessary pressure on any individual, especially after a previous marriage ended. We should respect Malaika’s decisions and celebrate her happiness, whether she chooses to be single, be with Arjun, or explore other possibilities.
However, there’s no denying that Malaika’s openness about her life, including her past marriage and present relationship, resonates with many. She empowers women to make their own choices and prioritize their happiness, regardless of societal expectations.
Moreover, her journey also highlights the evolving nature of relationships and family dynamics. Divorce, once frowned upon, is now viewed more commonly as a means to find individual fulfillment. And blended families, like the one Malaika and Arbaaz have created for their son, are becoming increasingly prevalent.
Ultimately, whether or not Malaika decides to get married again is secondary. What truly matters is that she finds happiness and fulfillment in her life, whatever form that may take. And with her positive outlook and independent spirit, there’s no doubt that she will continue to inspire and empower many along the way.
So, let’s celebrate Malaika’s journey and her own words: “If the right person comes along…” Whether that person is Arjun, someone else, or no one at all, we can all agree that Malaika deserves to choose her own path to happiness.