After months of speculations, link-ups and all sorts of hide and seek, Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora recently confirmed their relationship. The couple had been shy about them being together, but they came out and made their love evident as Arjun and Malaika posed in Maldives on Arjun’s birthday.
In an interview with the Filmfare, Arjun Kapoor got candid about coming out in open for his relationship with Malaika Arora and how his family has been supportive of his choices. Speaking about how happy his family is with his relationship with Malaika, Arjun stated, “They are happy. That’s the reason I have been able to come out. There is genuine happiness for me.”
Arjun further said, “I have been through hell. I have been through a roller-coaster… from the age of 10-11 till 33 today. My parents separated when I was around 11 years old. Today I have some stability in my life and if someone gives me happiness, my family won’t be against it. I am genuinely happy. That is why a Friday at the box-office doesn’t decide my life. Three years back, I had have been like, I am dying! What’s gonna happen? Today, I am relaxed.
Revealing what made him come out in the open about his relationship with Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor said, “We’ve come out because we feel the media has given us dignity. There’s a certain understanding the media has… they’ve been respectful, kind, honest and decent about it. That is why I felt comfortable.”
Arjun also added, “You recoil when there’s a certain “gandhagi” that comes with the territory. When purposely people irk you by saying, writing or asking things… there hasn’t been any of that. Where the paps are concerned, we give them photos when walking in and out of a place. It is normal. We talk to them. There’s a certain ease.”
Putting an end to his marriage speculations with Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor remarked, “I’m not getting married. I understand why there are speculations. Because in my own house people would ask tu shaadi kab kar raha hai? It’s a very organic Indian question. If you’re with someone for even three days, the marriage question pops up. Shaadi karlo, tumhari umar ho gayi hai, abhi kitna sochoge? 33 for most people in India is great age to get married, but not for me. I still have time. If I’ve not hidden my relationship, why will I hide my marriage yaar?”