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Malaika Arora Shares Her Motherhood Story, People Told Her 'This Will End Your Career'

Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan are co-parents to 19 year old son Arhaan Khan.
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Malaika Arora Shares Her Motherhood Story on social media

After being madly in love for many years, Bollywood actors Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan got married in 1998, at the peak of their respective careers. Malaika Arora was about 25 years old at the time of marriage, and the power couple welcomed their son Arhaan Khan in 2002, when Malika was 28 years old. After 18 years together, the couple announced separation in 2016 and divorced in 2017, but they continue to be co-parents to son Arhaan Khan. 

Recently in an Instagram post, Malaika Arora revealed that people warned her that having a son at the age of 28 will end her career.

Guilt Of Being A "Working Mom"

Yesterday on Mother's Day as the world celebrated mothers all around the globe, Malaika Arora opened up about motherhood. Sharing a post on her Instagram handle, she revealed that when she was expecting son Arhaan Khan, people told her that this would end her career. 

She wrote, "“This will end your career!’ is what people said when I was expecting. Back then, after marriage, you’d barely see an actress on screen. But being raised by women who advocated being independent, I knew motherhood just meant I was to essay one more role—the role of mom!

I worked through my pregnancy—shuttling shows, & rehearsals. And when Arhaan was born, I promised to give him the world. I also promised myself—I won’t lose my identity in the process of being a mom. Ever since, I’ve lived up to both the promises.

2 months after delivery, I performed at an award show. I was proud of myself because I also made it back home in time to tuck Arhaan in bed. Knowing that I could juggle motherhood & work empowered me. In fact, I said yes to Karan for Kaal Dhamaal a year after delivery!

But I had ‘working mom’ guilt. So, I maximized my time with Arhaan."

 
 
 
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A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial)

How Malaika Arora Spent Time With Baby Arhaan?

 
 
 
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A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial)

Adding to the post, she wrote, "Every morning, I’d sing malayalam songs to him, the ones my mom sang to me. Then, I’d strap him on & run errands before heading to work. And I always made it back home in time to read to him. I also had a solid support system in my family."

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Malaika Arora & Arbaaz Khan Co-Parenting

Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan co parents to Arhaan Khan

Talking about one parent who was always present to look after Arhaan, Malaika wrote, "Arbaaz & I had set rules—one parent was always present. No PTMs, or annual shows were missed. And I always picked him (Arhaan) up or dropped him off at school. Soon, it became the highlight of my day. I spoke to Arhaan about everything! Even when Arbaaz & I told him we were separating, he understood. And ever since, regardless of our differences, Arbaaz & I’ve been a unit when it comes to parenting. When Arhaan had to shave, I called Arbaaz who took me through the process; it was fun!"

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Arhaan Is Malaika Arora'S Best Friend

 
 
 
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A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial)

"Today, Arhaan is my dearest friend. The morning singing routine has now transitioned into a Sunday cooking ritual. And now that he’s away studying, we keep DM-ing recipes to each other. I miss him; the empty nest syndrome is real, but it’s a good thing I kept my 2nd promise—to not lose my identity in the process of being a mom," actress added.

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Malaika Arora's Message For Other Mothers

Malaika Arora concluded the caption with an empowering message for other mothers: "I’ve my work, my friends & my life. So, live your dream—go after that job, leave if you’re in an unhappy marriage, & prioritize yourself. Being a mom doesn’t mean you stop being you. Motherhood is not the end. Treat it as a comma, but never as a full stop!” #NoOneLikeMom"

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