New Delhi: Filmmaker Arbaaz Khan is miffed with a certain section of media for referring to Italian actor-model ‘Giorgia Andriani’ as ‘Arbaaz Khan’s girlfriend’ or ‘Arbaaz Khan’s bae’. The two have been dating for some time now.
The filmmaker, who was previously married to Malaika Arora from 1998 to 2017, said that Giorgia has her identity of her own and his name should not be tagged along each time that she is referred.
“First and foremost, she should be treated as an individual. It’s very unfortunate, and I’m not going to name those influencers who constantly write ‘Arbaaz Khan’s bae’. She has an identity. You can’t keep calling her ‘Arbaaz Khan’s girlfriend’ or ‘Arbaaz Khan’s bae’. You shouldn’t be doing that. That isn’t her ‘claim to fame’. She just happens to be presently in my life, and fair enough, but that’s not her identity,” Arbaaz shared with Bollywood Bubble.
He further spoke about how he too has experienced this kind of similar treatment. “It’s like when you write about me and call me ‘Salim Khan’s son’ or ‘Salman Khan’s brother’. Why? Why would you do that beyond a point? Everybody has to be given their own space and identity. And she would like that.”
Arbaaz further expressed that it is high time that people refer to Giorgia as an individual and if they think that she is not popular enough individually then they should stop taking her photographs.
On the work front, Arbaaz has returned with the second season of his talk show, Pinch, on Wednesday. The season’s first guest was Salman Khan. The other guests include Ayushmann Khuranna, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Tiger Shroff, and others.