"I do miss having a girl child."
Bollywood star Malaika Arora has revealed that she is considering adopting a child.
The actress already has one son, Arhaan Khan, whom she shares with her ex-husband Arbaaz Khan.
According to Arora, she and her son talk about everything and have discussed the possibility of her adopting a girl.
The actress admitted that, although she has no definitive plans in place, she wishes she “had a daughter.”
Speaking of her idea to adopt, Malaika Arora said:
“So many of my dear friends have adopted kids and it’s really amazing that kids bring so much joy to their lives.
“I discuss a lot of things with my son Arhaan, like how we should adopt a child someday and give her a family and a home.
“We talk about everything, and this is one of the many zillion topics that we have chatted about, but there are no plans.”
She continued to say that growing up around girls has fuelled her desire to have one of her own:
“I come from a family full of girls and now, we all have boys, largely. So, I do miss having a girl child.
“I love my son Arhaan to the moon and back, but I wish I also had a daughter.”
“That’s a running sentiment in my heart. I have a girl sibling, and we’re so typical in the sense that we’ll share everything and watch each other’s backs…
“I wished I had a daughter whom I could dress up and do all those silly things with.”
Malaika Arora and Arhaan’s father Arbaaz Khan divorced in 2017 after several years of marriage.
According to Arora, Arhaan felt much more at ease with the split after seeing his parents happier apart.
Speaking on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s radio chat show What Women Want about her son’s reaction to her divorce, Arora said:
“I would want to see my child in a happy environment than be subjected to an environment that is completely disruptive.
“With time, my child is far more accepting and far more happy. He can see that we both as individuals are far more happy than what we were in our marriage.
“He did actually turn around one day and he did say that to me, ‘Mom, it’s good to see you happy and smiling’.”
Currently, Malaika Arora is in a relationship with Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor.
On the work front, her next appearance will be as a judge on the new season of Supermodel of the Year.