By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
Bollywood actress, Malaika Arora is the epitome of grace and beauty. In her career spanning over two decades, Malaika managed to carve a niche of her own and left everyone stunned by her stunning presence on the silver screen. The actress had got married to actor, Arbaaz Khan, and it was after 17 years of marital bliss that the two had announced their separation in 2016. Currently, she is in a steady relationship with actor, Arjun Kapoor and is raising her son, Arhaan Khan as a single mom.
In a recent interview with a leading media portal, Malaika Arora opened up about the lesser-known aspects of her life. The gorgeous actress talked about her childhood and revealed how the tough times in her life shaped her as a person. She also mentioned that she shares a friend-like bond with her son, Arhaan Khan, and revealed what kind of legacy she hopes to have.
Malaika Arora's life is like an open book, and she has always been honest about her life events. However, not much is known about her childhood. Now, in an interview with Grazia India, Malaika revealed that she had a tumultuous childhood and shared how the tough times in her life helped her in her professional journey. She spoke about her parents' separation and mentioned how it had helped her to become fiercely independent. In her words:
"I had a wonderful childhood, but it wasn't easy. In fact, in retrospect, the word I would use to describe it is tumultuous. But tough times teach you important lessons too. My parents' separation allowed me to observe my mother through a new and unique lens. I learned a rock-steady work ethic and the value of getting up each morning to do whatever it takes to become fiercely independent. Those early lessons are the cornerstones of my life and professional journey."
Arhaan Khan, who is currently pursuing higher studies abroad since August 2021, shares a friendly bond with his mommy, Malaika Arora. The 20-year-old son dotes on his mother and never shies away from showering love on her. In the same interview, Malaika Arora described herself as a mom and revealed that she is a strict mother and shared how she maintains a balance between being a parent and a friend. She said:
"I'm no helicopter mom, but I am strict. I believe that I have managed to strike a balance between being a parent and being a friend. Arhaan knows he can talk to me about anything at any time. Children need to know that they have a non-intrusive support system. So I am fun, chilled out, and don't monitor his every move, but he knows that I mean business."
Further in the interview, Malaika Arora was asked about her hopes about her legacy, and the actress revealed that she wants to be known as a sassy lady, who lived her life like a queen. She also shared her mantra to success and revealed that she wants to inspire people with her life story. Talking about the same, she said:
"I want to be known as a woman who lived life queen-sized and on my terms. The trajectory of my life should inspire people to take charge of their circumstances. There are no shortcuts, and the sooner you embrace your opportunities underpinned by a tough as nails work ethic, success will follow. My mother embodies this; I have duplicated that mantra in my own life, and so many others, too, have managed to make something out of the lot they have been dealt."
Indeed, Malaika Arora is a chilled mom, a loving partner, and a sassy lady, who lives her life queen-sized.