The split of the B-Town couple Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan had made headlines in media. But, yesterday more than half of the media was gathered at the Ponds event in JW Marriot , Juhu , where ravishing Malaika was expected to come, and as everyone present there was eager to know why the much-in-love couple were splitting! While Malaika was performing, the handsome duo Arbaaz joined her in the performance giving an attack to the media as no where did the invitation mention the name of Arbaaz.
Finally, Arbaaz and Malaika cleared the buzz that they were not going to split, but were surely remarrying…guess who? To Each other…(Hahaha)So it was clear that it was a gimmick to promote Ponds that the much talked about couple had decided to drive the media fraternity crazy . But the turning point was when reporter Vickey Lalwani from a leading media house handed over a recorded tape to the Diva Malaika where she had clearly stated that Arbaaz is remarrying. When the reporter demanded to get the truth from the lady, she in turn replied the reporter, why should I tell you the truth?? (This impromptu reaction of Malaika will not be liked by media houses)
What was the reaction of your family when they heard this shocking news?
Arbaaz Khan: Actually my family and friends knew that I and Malaika were not splitting, but it was media that needed to be clarified about this news which I think I have done today evening.
Why do you take the help of such publicity stunts?
Arbaz :I don't think that neither Ponds or Malaika and Arbaaz need to do any publicity stunt to seek attention as I feel that our careers are well established and we don't need to bother about people and the fact that we are together or not should not bother anyone. All these things happen and we just need to give clarification and I think I have done that. Did you ever hear me saying anything? There was a rumor in the media which was passed like wild fire. But, we had planned to clarify with the media right here today in this occasion. The best part was that we did not let the media wait for long.
Why such a strategy?
I think everyone has a strategy and just to create a bit of excitement in people, such things get planned. It is not a cheap publicity, get it straight! You are in glamour world and showbiz and if such a thing happens in our lives too, nobody is loosing any thing, except us. If we break up I don't think it will matter to anyone, it finally only makes a difference in our lives. Do you think anyone will be more hurt than us? It was just a matter of time.
Being a celebrity do you think doing this kind of stunt is important?
Arbaaz Khan (Getting a bit angry): You are thinking this was a stunt, but I don't think the same way. Have I played anything? A rumor has come in the press (getting furious) what do you expect and what is it that you talking about? Did you hear me saying to anyone or in front of camera? No Naa!!! If you are going to carry the news then I am going to clarify it. If you would not have carried the rumor news, even then this event would have happened!!
After 10 years of marriage, Arbaaz again proposed you how did you feel?
Malaika: I feel great to remarry Arbaaz once again and I feel God has been very good to me. I am really touched.
Whatever it was, but Malaika and Arbaaz finally promoted Ponds in a grand way! Much more than it was expected!
Author and Reporter:Binita Ramchandani