“I try and keep a respectful boundary."
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor has opened up about his relationship with fellow actress Malaika Arora.
The duo made their relationship public on Kapoor’s 34th birthday in 2019 via an Instagram post.
Now, the actor has spoken out about dating 47-year-old Arora.
He says that he tries to keep a respectful boundary when dating someone older with a son from a previous marriage.
In an interview with Film Companion, Arjun Kapoor said:
“I don’t try and be overtly talkative about my personal life, because I feel you should respect your partner, and there is a past there.
“And I’ve been in that situation where I’ve seen things pan out publicly and it’s not always very nice, because there are kids affected.
“I try and keep a respectful boundary. I do what she’s comfortable with. And my career should not hinge on my relationship.
“So you have to create boundaries. I talk about it today because there is a certain respect and regard given to the relationship.
“We have given it time. I have tried to give it a certain amount of dignity by giving it space, and not having it be in your face.”
Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora tend to keep their relationship private.
Kapoor believes this is important, saying that he has respect for both Arora and her past.
Kapoor and Arora have been together for a while, but there are currently no signs of wedding bells.
Arjun Kapoor has previously revealed that there are no wedding plans yet. However, he said he will not hide it when it happens.
Speaking in a previous interview with Bollywood Hungama, Kapoor said:
“Not planned and not thought about it right now, but like I always say, I will not hide it.”
Arjun Kapoor has also addressed his differences with his father Boney, and why he stood by him when his second wife Sridevi passed away.
Kapoor said that now he is in a relationship of his own, he understands why his father left his mother Mona to be with Sridevi.
However, he admits he will never be fine with it.
“I can’t say I’m okay with what my father did because as a child I felt the repercussions, but I understand it.
“I can’t say ‘theek hai, hota hai (it’s fine, it happens’), because I will always wonder.
“But when I rationalise it as an older person who’s dealing with his own relationship’s highs and lows, you understand.”