Why Is Woman Moving on Considered Sacrilege, Asks Malaika Arora
Malaika talks about her relationships, ambitions and more.
Ever since Bollywood celebrity Malaika Arora got divorced with her now ex-husband Arbaaz Khan and then made her relationship with actor Arjun Kapoor public, she has been trolled quite a bit. In a recent interview with Bombay Times, she opened up about her private life.
As a businesswoman and single parent today, Malaika doesn’t feel like much has changed in her life.
Addressing the issue of being trolled for dating a younger man after getting divorced with a long-time spouse, Malaika questioned the hypocrisy of the Indian society. She said, “When a man moves on, it’s fine, but a woman moving on is sacrilege. Why?”
She also got candid about the age aspect of her relationship with Arjun Kapoor by pointing out that if a man dates a younger woman, he is conveniently labelled “a dude.” However, if a woman is dating a younger man, she is constantly judged and questioned.
Malaika now feels like she has a “second chance at love and companionship.”
In December 2018, Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra (Jonas) married Nick Jonas. She faced similar judgement from the public for marrying a man who was considerably younger than her. Malaika mentioned how Priyanka and Nick’s wedding had “silenced all the wagging tongues” but that the tongues should not have been wagging in the first place.
As a businesswoman and single parent today, Malaika doesn’t feel like much has changed in her life. Even before her divorce, she was working towards her personal goals and ambitions and taking care of her son Arhaan. And now, after her divorce, the situation is still the same. Moreover, Malaika now feels like she has a “second time at love and companionship.”
“Second chances are hard to come by,” she signs off.
(With inputs from Times of India)
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