Being a mother didn't keep me away from the big screen: Malaika Arora

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Ians February 07, 2017
Malaika and Abraaz Khan parted ways last year after 18 years of marriage PHOTO: INDIAN EXPRESS

While her dance moves in foot-tapping numbers such as Chaiyya Chaiyya and Munni Badnaam Hui have been hugely popular, Bollywood actor Malaika Arora Khan likes the fact that her "love affair" with the big screen is only limited to songs or cameos.

Malaika, who is still fondly remembered as the elegant and beautiful girl in a lilac lehenga from Bally Sagoo's 1998 music video Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha, revealed she doesn't see herself being a part of an entire Bollywood film.

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Asked if her responsibility towards her family kept her away from the big screen, Maliaka added, "Not at all. I was never really inclined towards the big screen. My love affair with the big screen has always been in terms of a song or a special appearance and that's what I love. I don't see myself doing a full-fledged film."

The actor, who walked the ramp for designer Divya Reddy at the recently-concluded Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 here, shared if she finds something worth her time, then may be she would think of taking it up.

"I don't think my responsibility as a mother has kept me away from the big screen," she stated.

Malaika is also a popular face on the small screen. She has been a part of reality TV shows such as Nach Baliye, Zara Nachke Dikha, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and India's Got Talent.

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Speaking about what draws to the small screen, she mentioned, "I think it is the content and the reach. There is a small screen in every home. At the end of the day, you have to step out of the house to watch a film on a big screen, and a small screen is everywhere. I love the small screen."

Malaika is also known for being a fitness freak, which is a major reason why she looks fit as a fiddle even at 43. "It has always been a very important part of my life. It's nothing new. For me, fitness is what drives me... It's not like, 'Oh God, I have to workout'. For me, it's 'Yes, I have to workout'," she said.

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