Tabloid reports were quick to draw the obvious conclusion from the Dabangg actor's Instagram post dated Valentine's Day. Now, Arbaaz has furiously asked the press to stop with the headlines.
Stop frickin reading too much into mine and malaika's Instagram pictures and speculating about our marriage and writing shit everyday— Arbaaz Khan (@arbaazSkhan) February 16, 2016
It's not my work or films you are talking about, it's my personal life and marriage and we owe no one any explanations so back off !!!Arbaaz Khan (@arbaazSkhan) February 16, 2016
Will talk about my personal life if and when I want to so mind your own business and stop speculating, It shouldn't be hard to understand...— Arbaaz Khan (@arbaazSkhan) February 16, 2016
This was the admittedly leading post that got entertainment hacks so worked up:
Arbaaz and Malaika were also absent from his sister Arpita's baby shower on Sunday, causing comment.
Arbaaz's first response to the reports of an impending separation was this Dubsmash.
Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan met while shooting an advertisement and married in 1999. They are parents to 13-year-old son Arhaan. Malaika has featured in item songs in films like Dabangg, Dabangg 2 and Dolly Ki Doli, produced by Arbaaz, who is superstar Salman Khan's brother.
Currently, Malaika and Arbaaz host television reality show Power Couple.