Arjun Kapoor has a typical Punjabi family where talks are set to steer towards children settling down. The actor recently opened up in an interview about his relationship with Malaika Arora.
"No," said the 34-year-old, "The thing is, a lot of my family members realise that main sunta sabki hoon, karta apni hoonI (I listen to everyone, but I do as I think best). They stop telling me to do things at a certain point."
The Indian film star also talked about his relationship dynamics with his family and how they are involved in his decision making, "I have never let them down with the way I have conducted myself. I've always been a little more mature than I should have been. I bear the brunt of it sometimes because I'm able to handle everything without burdening them." He added, "My family has implicit faith in me when it comes to taking a decision of that proportion, they know it will be taken keeping them in mind; not too soon or late, just when I feel it's right. I have always said that if I do want to settle down, I won't hide it. I retain that answer."
What further differentiates Arjun, apart from his distinct professional choices, is the fact that he and his girlfriend Malaika Arora have been pretty open in making public appearances together in the recent times. The reason it's surprising is because celebs prefer hiding their relationship status for being papped together. There must have been something, a specific point when Arjun and Malaika decided to no longer keep their relationship under wraps.
"If I have to give an honest answer, it will be no. I maintain that if you are given respect, you give it back. When there is a certain boundary drawn, you feel gracious. That is what happened in our case. The fact remains that the media has been respectful and decent, so have we… it's a mutual relationship. If there is mud-slinging, you are not comfortable with it. If there is a certain ease in breathing, you feel comfortable. It is as simple as that," said Arjun.