Salman Khan, Arpita Khan Sharma, Aayush Sharma
Salman Khan, Arpita Khan Sharma, Aayush SharmaArpita Khan Sharma/ Instagram

For the past few days, gossip columns have been abuzz with the news of Salman Khan's sister Arpita Khan Sharma's pregnancy.

Salim Khan and his son Arbaaz Khan reportedly confirmed that Arpita is expecting her first child with husband Aayush Sharma and the family's in a celebratory mood.

Although the actor-producer didn't give a straight answer when asked if Arpita was pregnant, his statement hinted at the good news.

When asked what the mood was like in the Khan household, Arbaaz told The Indian Express, "What do you think will be the feeling generally in a family during such times?"

Salim, on the other hand, told Pinkvilla, "Yes, it is celebration time for the family once again, it's true that Arpita is expecting."

Interestingly, this is in stark contrast to a Bollywood Life report, which carries a quote from Salim Khan. He said that his family doesn't believe in talking openly about such things.

"I'm in a meeting right now. Humare yahaan ye culture nahi hai aur ye sab baatein hum karte nahi hain," the popular web portal quoted him as saying.

Apart from this, when Salman Khan was enquired about the news at the red carpet of a recently-concluded event, he laughed and walked away without giving any proper answer. 

In other news, Arpita and Aayush tied the knot on 18 November, 2015, at the Falaknuma Palace (Hyderabad), which was followed by a star-studded reception in Mumbai on 21 November.

Check out Salman's reaction below: