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Has Arbaaz pushed Malaika over the edge by trying to “domesticate” her?

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malaika-arora-khan (300x450)…another bollywood split

Indian producer-actor Arbaaz Khan and wife Malaika Arora Khan are headed for a divorce after a marriage of 17 years, but Arbaaz is still hopeful and wants things to work out between Malaika and him.

Malaika has moved out of their home and into another apartment along with her 14-year-old son Arhaan. The gossip mills are also abuzz with the rumours of Malaika dating a UK based-businessman.

Despite brother-in law Salman Khan attempting to mediate between the couple, it seems Malaika has just about had enough and isn’t willing to listen to her family and has decided to take a big step.

The main reasons for her unhappiness, she says, is largely due to Arbaaz failing to provide her with financial stability and that he continues to struggle with things such as school fees.

According to sources she’s also revealed that her husband and his family want her to start leading a more “simplistic” and “domestic” life, which she has apparently clearly pointed out that she will not.

She has said though that she will not forbid their son Arhaan from meeting his father after the divorce, but she will fight for custody at any cost whatsoever.

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FIVE bollywood stars make the world’s highest paid actors list

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HERO: Akshay Kumar came in at number nine with earnings of $32.5 Million

HERO: Akshay Kumar came in at number nine with earnings of $32.5 Million

Shah Rukh Khan came in at a respectable number 18 with earnings of $26 Million, tying with Will Smith

Shah Rukh Khan came in at a respectable number 18 with earnings of $26 Million, tying with Will Smith

£££Kerr-ching: HEROES!!!

The much-coveted Forbes lists grab international attention every year, and this year is no different. Its list of the highest paid actors from around the world, and has just released its rankings for 2015.

This year’s top dog has not yet been dethroned - for the third year in a row, veteran actor Robert Downey Jr. has held onto the number-one spot, bringing in a reported $80 million.

While many of the usual suspects made the list once again, 12 new names made the list of 34 actors this year (filling 25 spots due to nine ties), five of which hail from the juggernaut that is Bollywood. And clearly Bollywood is on the rise: three of those five not only made the list, but cracked the top 10!

Beating the likes of Mark Wahlberg ($32 Million), Johnny Deep ($30 Million), Leonardo Dicaprio ($29 Million) and Daniel Craig ($27 Million) hail our much-loved heroes Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar.

Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, both with earnings of $33.5 Million each, made it at joint number seven position.

SURPRISE: Ranbir Kapoor’s entry was the eyebrow raiser with his earnings declared at $15 Million

SURPRISE: Ranbir Kapoor’s entry was the eyebrow raiser with his earnings declared at $15 Million

Arguably India’s King Khan - superstar Salman Khan has appeared in some 80 movies since his 1989 breakout role ‘Maine Pyar Kiya.’ Khan continues to produce and star in films, earning well for roles in flicks such as 2014’s ‘Kick.’ He also appears on the small screen hosting reality show ‘Bigg Boss,’ the Indian version of ‘Big Brother.’

Khan’s ‘Being Human’ clothing line clocked $30 million in 2014 revenue, with proceeds going to his foundation. He makes bank endorsing other brands including Thums Up (India’s Coca-Cola) and Suzuki.

Bollywood’s most iconic star, Amitabh Bachchan, has starred in more than 150 movies in his 50-year career. He continues to earn top rupee for his roles in flicks such 2014’s ‘Bhoothnath Returns.’

Though Indian movies gross far less than U.S. films at the box office, they recoup costs by selling satellite rights to TV channels. But unlike the U.S., where first dollar gross deals are a thing of the past, Bollywood stars such as Bachchan continue to earn a cut of each film’s ticketing revenue. Bachchan bolsters his earnings as the longstanding host of India’s version of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ (‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’), which aired its eighth season in 2014.

TIE: Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, both with earnings of $33.5 Million each, made it into the global top ten Forbes highest paid actors list

TIE: Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, both with earnings of $33.5 Million each, made it into the global top ten Forbes highest paid actors list

Akshay Kumar came in at number nine with earnings of $32.5 Million. Having appeared in some 150 movies since his 1992 breakthrough in ‘Khiladi’, he is one of Bollywood’s busiest leading men, filming an average of four movies a year. Kumar earns top rupee for roles in 2014 movies such as ‘Holiday’ and ‘Entertainment.’ Kumar bolsters his earnings hosting Indian reality TV show ‘Dare 2 Dance’ and endorsing products that align with his action hero status, such as Honda motorcycles, a range of white vests and a brand of steel pipes, among others.

Not surprisingly, with his international shows and lucrative brand endorsements, Shah Rukh Khan also made the list. SRK came in at a respectable number 18 with earnings of $26 Million, tying with Will Smith and beating Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

But the most surprising pay check of all was young Ranbir Kapoor’s. His entry into the Forbes list at number 30 raised some eyebrows - with earnings of $15 Million. Though he made less than his compatriots, he still out-earned American actors Chris Pratt, Chris Evans and Hong Kong star Andy Lau.

The Forbes list measures money earned from June 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015 before subtracting management fees and taxes; figures are based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with agents, managers, lawyers and stars themselves.

TIE: Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, both with earnings of $33.5 Million each, made it into the global top ten Forbes highest paid actors list

TIE: Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, both with earnings of $33.5 Million each, made it into the global top ten Forbes highest paid actors list

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