Malaika Arora, who was previously married to actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, recently opened up about her decision to drop the surname ‘Khan’ after their divorce. In a recent interview, the Bollywood diva admitted that the surname did come with a lot of “weightage” and that people had advised her not to drop it. However, she also acknowledged that having the Khan surname did have its advantages in the industry.
Malaika and Arbaaz got married in 1998 and announced their separation in March 2016, which was finalized the next year. The couple has a son, Arhaan Khan, whom they are co-parenting. Despite their divorce, Malaika has continued to maintain a strong presence in the industry and is known for her fitness, fashion, and dance skills.