Bollywood diva Malaika Arora had a busy day at Mehboob Studio in Bandra, Mumbai. The actress was seen donning four different outfits in less than 24 hours! All pics/Yogen Shah
Malaika Arora looks stylish in this short white dress
When asked about her current state of mind, Malaika Arora told mid-day, "I am at peace with myself. I have seen ups and downs and experienced turmoil, but I am at peace now."
On her separation with Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora told mid-day, "I didn't feel the need to talk about what's happened the last few years because the people who need to know, already do. Life has a way of making things fall into place, teaching you and making you stronger. One day you are sitting in your bed and thinking, sh** man! What am I going to do? Everything is just falling apart! You feel like there is no hope and you've reached the end of the road. But then life challenges you. It pushes and tests you, but also prepares you for whatever lies ahead. I definitely feel stronger."
Malaika Arora said that speaking to people helped her get through her low phase. "While I wasn't comfortable with it earlier, talking to people has started helping me. It doesn't matter if you speak to a friend or a therapist. You need to speak to somebody and confront whatever you are going through. Also, my son Arhaan keeps me focused. He is loving and accommodating. So, that has helped me heal. Work has kept me going too," Malaika told mid-day
When asked how Arhaan coped with his parents' separation, Malaika Arora told mid-day, "Arbaaz and I think Arhaan is wonderfully special. He has his own way of assessing things and putting them into perspective. That has helped him, and us. He is focused and level-headed and never allows anything to affect him adversely, whether it's at school or elsewhere. Touch wood!"
Malaika Arora spoke about why she uses 'Khan' on her Instagram account. She told mid-day, "Yes, I do use Khan (laughs). God, I haven't thought it [being single]. Honestly, it hasn't been a conscious decision. What has to happen will happen organically. Let's see where life takes me."
Malaika Arora addressed rumours of a reconciliation after she was spotted with Arbaaz Khan and family on several occasions. She told mid-day, "Arbaaz is a part of my family, the father of my child. Certain equations don't change overnight. The things that happened should remain between us. It's personal. We don't have to prove anything to anybody. [Meeting Arbaaz Khan] makes my son happy, and that makes me happy. Come on! For Amu [sister Amrita Arora Ladak], he's like a brother, and he is a son to my parents. What happened is between us."
Arbaaz Khan admitted to dating someone special. Will Malaika Arora be open to dating again? She told mid-day, "Oh, okay! I have not thought about it. I am enjoying each day as it comes. I enjoy time at home, my day-to-day life, travelling with Arhaan. We have just returned from a beautiful holiday. I will turn 42 this year, and right now, I want to see my fashion line grow. Separation is never easy on anybody. Only those who encounter it understand it. I am not letting anything cloud my head or my judgment."
Malaika Arora admitted that separation from Arbaaz Khan was difficult. She told mid-day, "Yes, of course. Arbaaz and I have known each other all our lives. It was emotionally difficult, but we haven't really talked about it because we are private individuals. He is very important to me. No matter what happens or where life takes us, Arbaaz will always be integral to my life."
On being asked if she would work with Arbaaz Khan again, Malaika Arora told mid-day, "You will have to ask Arbaaz in what capacity he'd like me on board. But, I will be involved. I am excited to learn about his future plans. We keep asking him, but he doesn't reveal anything. I think he's working on Dabangg 3."
Speaking about her stint as an entrepreneur, Malaika Arora told mid-day, "It started off as a nerve-wracking job since I didn't know what I was getting into. When they told me what was expected of me, I didn't quite understand it. It sounds interesting when someone gives you an introduction, but there are many aspects to the role, like understanding numbers. I knew none of it, but, with time and a certain level of interest, I am progressing. I can comfortably say that it feels great."
Would we get to see Malaika do an item song in 'Dabangg 3'? Malaika told mid-day, "I will jump right into it! It's always been a wonderful association. So, whenever there is something [that comes my way in the Dabangg franchise], I'd do it without batting an eyelid."