The main reason rumored has been the closeness of Malaika with Arjun Kapoor who is 12 years younger than her.
Arjun has also been recently spotted coming out of her house early in the morning after making a secret visit. This gave more strength to the rumors that they might be having an affair.
This has not been liked by Arbaz’s family as Arjun Kapoor had also had a previous relationship with his sister Arpita. Even brother Salman Khan is said to have played a role to bring the estranged couple together but they decided to go separate ways citing irreconcilable differences.
Now, it is know that even Arjun’s father, film producer Boney Kapoor has expressed his displeasure over this relationship and has reportedly stopped his son from visiting her.
Boney Kapoor reprimanded and warned him to maintain a distance from Malaika. He said it might not be good for his son’s career if he has an altercation with Salman Khan.
It seems that Arjun has taken his father’s warning seriously and has not been spotted near her since then.
Arjun Kapoor is also been rumored to be dating Athiya Shetty, daughter of actor Suniel Shetty. They were seen at hanging out at a Mumbai nightspot and getting too intimate with one another.
The two are reported to be smitten by each other and like each other company. Arjun denies the speculations saying that Athiya is his sister Anshula Kapoor’s friend and they know each other since many years and the two are just friends.