Actors Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor have been the talk of the town, especially since the two left for New York to celebrate Arjun’s 34th birthday. However, the age gap surrounding the couple, with Malaika being 45-years-old and Arjun being 34 years of age, has been criticised by netizens. From calling Malaika names like ‘desperate’ to calling Arjun her ‘baby,’ the internet trolls haven’t been kind to them.
While the two have been posting cute and couple-y pictures together, Malaika hadn’t addressed the trolls, until now. In a recent interview with a leading newspaper, she spoke about the age gap and how little it matters to her, “The age difference doesn’t really pop up when you are in a relationship. It is about two minds and hearts connecting. Unfortunately, we live in a society that refuses to progress with time. An older man romancing a younger girl is hailed everywhere, but when the woman is older, she’s called ‘desperate’ and a ‘buddhi’. For people who think like this, I have just one line: Take a flying f*ck.”
Malaika refused to be shamed for being in love! The actress was also asked how it felt to be in a relationship after her divorce in 2017 from actor Arbaaz Khan. “It feels amazing! When my marriage ended, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be in another relationship and was scared of being heartbroken. But I also wanted to be in love, nurture a relationship, and this new me gave me the confidence to put myself out there and take a chance. I am so glad I did!” she said.
The actress even revealed that she had a heart to heart and honest conversation with her teenage son, Arhaan Khan who is 16-years-old. She said that it’s important to tell your near and dear ones what’s happening in your life and then give them time and space to understand and process things.
Rumours of marriage have surrounded the couple for the last year, with the reported date being mid-2019. However, when asked about when the big day was, the actress said it was personal. At least she didn’t deny that marriage is on the cards!
In a recent Instagram story posted by Malaika, Arjun was spotted outside the Cartier showroom. We love the idea of a wedding ring in the mix! New York is the couple’s third vacation together, after their Lake Como, Italy trip in 2018 and Maldives vacation in April.
On the work front, Malaika was last seen judging India’s Got Talent and India’s Top Model. Arjun Kapoor is currently shooting for the film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, opposite Parineeti Chopra and Panipat, which stars Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt.