Age is just a number and Bollywood actor Malaika Arora stands by the statement. Sharing a note on Instagram, the 48-year-old actor emphasised on normalising falling in love in the 40s and on finding new beginnings post the rigid age set of 20s.
Her post came a few days after her boyfriend Arjun Kapoor refuted their breakup rumours by sharing a picture with his beau. Shared on Instagram stories, her note read, “No but seriously. Normalise finding love in your ‘40s. Normalise discovering and chasing new dreams in your 30’s. Normalise finding yourself and your purpose in your 50’s. Life doesn’t end at 25. Let’s stop acting like it does.”
The 2 States actor also shared the note on his Instagram stories to reinstate and support Malaika’s point. Earlier this week, the Ki & Ka actor posted an adorable monochrome picture with Malaika to put an end to their break-up rumours. “Ain’t no place for shady rumours. Stay safe. Stay blessed. Wish well for people. Love y’all,” he captioned the post. The popular dance-show judge left a heart emoji for her boyfriend in the comment section and her sister Amrita Arora also expressed her support for the duo and wrote, “You tell them Joon.”
The pair has been dating for about four years and even after all these years, they often get trolled on social media for their eight-year age difference. In an interview with an Indian publication, Arjun finally broke the seal and said, “Firstly, I think that the media is the one who goes through the comments from people. We don’t even look at 90% of it so the trolling cannot be given so much importance, because it’s all fake. Those same people will be dying to take a selfie with me when they meet me, so you cannot believe that narrative.”
Calling his life his “personal prerogative”, he added, “As long as my work is being recognised, the rest is all just a lot of noise. Plus, you can’t be so bothered about whose age is what, so we should just live, let live and move on. I think it’s a silly thought process to look at age and contextualise a relationship.”
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