Malaika Arora Khan and her husband, Arbaaz Khan. AFP PHOTO / STR
Malaika Arora Khan and her husband, Arbaaz Khan. AFP PHOTO / STR

Arbaaz Khan posts dubmash video to quell rumours about split with Malaika



Sonali Kokra

Bollywood actor and director Arbaaz Khan has found an innovative way to silence the rumours about trouble in his marriage with actress and reality show judge, Malaika Arora Khan: a tongue-in-cheek dubsmash video.

Khan, 48, took to Twitter and Instagram on February 3 to post a harshly worded message that left no one in any doubt about his annoyance at all the gossip.

“Some people need to mind their business, stop talking and writing b******t, and concentrate on their own miserable lives,” he wrote.

But some of the bite was watered down by the video posted alongside the comment. In it, Khan is seen smiling and singing the popular yesteryear hit Hindi song Kuch toh log kahenge, logo ka kaam hai kehna (People will say things, it is their job to keep talking).

The video was “liked” 5,000 times on Instagram and retweeted more than 200 times on Twitter. A few days before that, on January 31, Khan posted a photo of himself with sister-in-law Amrita Arora in the UAE, celebrating her birthday at The Palace Downtown Dubai. It is believed that Malaika’s absence from sister-in-law Arpita Khan Sharma’s January 29 baby shower, also in Dubai, was due to the growing differences between the couple.

Rumours of the divorce began after reports revealed that Malaika, 42, and their 14-year-old son, Arhaan, had moved out of the family home in suburban Mumbai. The couple have been married for 18 years.

News about the split surfaced in January after Malaika's sudden and conspicuous absence from Power Couple, the celebrity reality show that the husband-wife duo host.

Malaika, later explained her absence, saying: “The show format is such that I come in for special episodes. There is no problem between Arbaaz and me. I have not been missing. I had signed up for a few episodes only.”

But tabloid daily Mid-Day had quoted an anonymous source from the show, saying, "The real reason behind her absence is that she and Arbaaz are going through some personal issues. To avoid a public squabble, she is staying away."

The Hindustan Times also reported that things between the pair had soured to such an extent that they had demanded separate rooms while shooting on set and would go straight to their rooms after filming, without saying a word to each other.

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