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Arjun Kapoor has dismissed marriage rumours, saying he will let the world know whenever he ties the knot.
There have been persistent rumours that the actor was set to get married to Malaika Arora.
Arjun in an interview with a daily tabloid said jokingly that usually 'men lose hair after getting married and not before'. Reason why he said that was because he is currently sporting a balk look for his upcoming film 'Panipat' and to clarify the same, he said that 'as an actor, why would I want to get married when I am sporting a bald look? There would be pictures of it everywhere!'.
But he later went on to answer the "wedding" question on a serious note and clearly refuted the rumours. He said: 'I am not getting married. I have not hidden anything from anyone and I think my personal life deserves respect and dignity for that.'
He was also asked if he is happy 'in love' with Malaika Arora and he replied saying that he is happy and that's all that matters to him. 'I don’t want to add more adjectives to it. My personal and professional lives help me sleep well at night and I would like it to remain like that,' he concluded.
"I am not getting married. If I am getting married I will speak about it openly. There is no reason for me to hide it. It is not something I can hide from people. If I am not hiding anything now, why will I hide my marriage? I am working now, I am not in the zone to get married. I don't care about what the world has to say. I think jumping the gun is silly," Arjun told PTI.
The 33-year-old actor says he is aware of the constant public scrutiny on his personal life but that does not bother him much.
"Even if I say something, it is not necessary that people will stop writing. Speculation is a part of the profession. I have signed up for this and it comes with the territory. My personal life is not personal, it is public. Media has been gracious and respectful, including paparazzi. There are a certain dignity and sanity being maintained and I would like to keep it that way."
Arjun says he has learnt to deal with the attention around his personal life.
"I am a public figure and I understand media has some mandates (to ask about my personal life). Some ask respectfully, while others ask to irritate you. You have to be prepared as an actor. There will be good and bad days," he adds.
He further says he fully respects the opinion people have about his personal life.
"What people say on social media, the trolls and all is their opinion and I respect that. I don't need to agree or care about it. Now, I am in a place that it doesn't bother me. Maybe five years ago, I would have been bothered. Today, I accept what is happening."
(With inputs from PTI)
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