Since making their love official in 2019, Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor have been going strong. The two have always been on the receiving end of questions regarding their relationship because of their age difference. They had to deal with trolls when they revealed they were dating back in the day, and the storey hasn’t changed much since then, even in 2022.
Arjun is 36 years old, and Malaika is 48, but Arjun thinks it’s foolish to use their age as a criterion for judging their relationship. “Firstly, I believe that the media is the one who goes through the comments from individuals,” Arjun told Masala.com. We don’t even look at 90% of it, so trolling can’t be given much weight because it’s all made up. When they meet me, the same individuals will be eager to snap a selfie with me, so you can’t buy this story.”
“It is my prerogative to do what I want in my personal life.” The rest is just background noise as long as my effort is recognised. Plus, you can’t really care who’s older or younger, so we should simply live, let live, and move on. “I think looking at age to interpret a relationship is a foolish mental process,” he added.
People began to troll him and say hurtful things to him when his words became viral on the internet. He’s been called a failed actor, and no one wants to take a selfie with him.
Here are some of the responses:
People can acquire opinions, he said in the same interview, but a relationship should be allowed to breathe. “We are celebrated for our work lives, and people are curious about our personal lives,” Arjun remarked. This has been going on for quite some time. It’s perfectly natural because that’s how society works. People get a voyeuristic thrill out of finding out what celebrities are up to. But, sure, I believe that intruding into a relationship and fabricating a storey is unacceptable. It is your role as media or pap culture to report on it, not to encourage audiences form an opinion about it. You are free to form opinions on my work. However, I believe the relationship should be given room to breathe.”
Malaika has always been outspoken about her connection with Arjun and has declared unequivocally that she is unconcerned about the haters. In an earlier interview with HT Brunch, Malaika had opened up about the age gap between her and Arjun, saying, “When you’re in a relationship, the age gap doesn’t really matter. It’s about two people’s heads and hearts coming together. Regrettably, we live in a civilization that refuses to evolve with the passage of time. When an older man romances a younger female, it is celebrated everywhere, but when the woman is older, she is labelled as “desperate” and a “buddhi.” I only have one statement for those that think like this: Take a flying f***”