Arhaan Khan, the son of actors Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan, turned 19 on Tuesday. Malaika posted a birthday message on Instagram for Arhaan.
She captioned a picture of Arhaan, My birthday boy. I miss u loads.” Her sister, Amrita Arora, dropped hearts on the picture. One fan commented, “Happy Birthday Arhaan. Hope you debut soon after you come back. Lots of love.”
Amrita also shared a photo of Arhaan on her Instagram story with the caption, "Happy Birthday our favourite boy my main man @iamarhaankhan I love you boo.”
In August, Malaika bid farewell to Arhaan, who left the country for higher studies. Speaking about Arhaan's leaving, Malaika told indianexpress.com, "It’s definitely difficult and I am still trying to get used to him not being around. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it."
Malaika shared a photo with Arhaan a few months ago, in which the two could be seen posing by a window. "As we both embark on a new uncharted journey, one filled with nervousness, fear, excitement, distance, new experiences...all I know is that I am super duper proud of you, Arhaan," she wrote. This is your time to spread your wings, fly, soar, and live all your dreams....I already miss you."
In 1998, Malaika and Arbaaz married. Arhaan was the couple's first child, and was born on November 9, 2002. After nearly 19 years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce in 2017. Malaika opened up about her divorce on Kareena Kapoor's podcast last year, saying, "It's never, ever easy, like no other major decision in your life." At the end of the day, someone has to be held accountable. You must always point a finger at someone. I believe that is how most people approach things."
She also talked about how Arhaan dealt with their divorce, she said, “I would much rather 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. He can see that we both as individuals are far more happy than we were in our marriage,” she added “He did actually turn around one day and he did say that to me, ‘Mom, it’s good to see you happy and smiling.”