Malaika Arora remembers folks telling her to not drop Khan surname after divorce: It did have advantages

Malaika Arora just lately talked about her reputation in Bollywood being related to the Khan household as she was married to Arbaaz Khan. Malaika and Arbaaz parted methods in Could 2017 after nineteen years of marriage. Speaking about her resolution to drop the ‘Khan’ surname and return to her maiden one, Malaika recalled folks telling her that the surname got here with loads of ‘weightage.’ Additionally learn: Malaika Arora attends Rhea Kapoor’s birthday party with Arjun Kapoor

Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan parted methods in 2017.

Malaika and Arbaaz bought married in 1998. Their separation announcement got here in March 2016, and was finalised the following 12 months. They’ve a son collectively, Arhaan Khan, whom they’re co-parenting.

Malaika on the India Immediately Conclave 2023 was requested about her success being attributed to the Khan household. She replied, “It did have loads of advantages in my life however I do not suppose I might relaxation on the truth that I had a well-known surname. I do not suppose that was my endow to the whole lot I needed to do in my life. It did open up loads of doorways for me however I believe on the finish of the day I’ve to work regardless of my married surname. And, I needed to work onerous and show myself each single day of my life to remain within the recreation. And, the day I had the surname identify and I went again to my maiden identify I nonetheless continued to work, make a distinction.”

“I had a great deal of folks inform me that I’m making the largest mistake of dropping the surname. Lots of people telling me ‘you do not realise the weightage a surname has.’ I’ve loads of respect for my ex-inlaws and ex-family, they’ve given me loads of love. I’ve a child, and I’m very a lot a part of the household, however for me, I wanted to face by myself two toes…and never simply concerning the surname. For me having the ability to drop the surname and going again to my maiden surname, it simply gave me a way of self. That simply made me really feel I might tackle or do something in life,” Malaika added.

Through the occasion, Malaika additionally touched upon elevating Arhan and co-parenting with Arbaaz. She additionally talked about her profession and the way she managed to remain related even after years within the business. Malaika was final seen in her actuality present, Shifting In With Malaika.

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