The world knows about Arjun Kapoor's sour relationship with his step mom Sridevi. But here’s the deal with his step sisters Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor and him.
Arjun Kapoor's relationship with his stepmom Sridevi is sour and the world knows about it. The Half Girlfriend actor has made it clear that, she is his father Boney Kapoor‘s wife and not his mother.Recently, Arjun was asked about his equation with step sisters Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor. He made it clear that he doesn’t have any.
Arjun Kapoor said, ''We don’t really meet and spend time together so it doesn’t really exist.''
This statement of Arjun Kapoor clearly tells that he is least bothered in maintaining any relationship with Sridevi or her daughters.It is said that Arjun and Sridevi doesn’t share a pleasant relationship, since she got married to his father.
Well, we all have witnessed Arjun's immense love for his mom Mona Kapoor. Talking about his mom, Arjun said on a very emotional note,
''How do I reconcile with the fact that she’s not here to see that I have created an independent identity for myself, that I run a house, that I’ve grown up to become everything she wanted me to become? For all the sacrifices she has made for me, there is something as payback which sits here right now as I speak to you. I would have liked her to see that. I wish I was in a position where I could tell her that I have managed to make you proud, Ma. There’s no respite from the death of a mother. I always tell people that you are allowed to take your parents for granted to a certain degree but don’t underestimate the power of having them around. They are your backbone. You think it’s there but imagine one day it cracks — you are bound to fall. I have lived my life balancing without a backbone for the last 5 years.''
He lost his mother Mona Shourie Kapoor just few days before his debut film released. Ever since then, he has had a tough time to cope up both personal and professional life. But there was one important person whom he calls his only strength and that is his sister Anshula Kapoor. In an interview with a news portal, Arjun reveals what a single parent (father Boney Kapoor) should have done was taken care by his sister.
When Arjun Kapoor was asked how he managed to wrestle through all these times, he told Huffington Post,
''My sister, Anshula, has stood by me like a rock. She has gone through far worse. She’s younger than me. I still had 11 years with my father living in the house. I had my mother living with me for 25 years but she only got 20. Imagine a child who has been through a life where the father couldn’t be physically around all the time after the age of five. And the mother who was there physically all the time and then after 20 years, she wasn’t there. Imagine the psychological scarring of that child. She’s still more mature, very well-educated, honest and more sincere than me.''
Arjun Kapoor is older to Anshula Kapoor and by default it was expected that he should be taking care of his little sister but things happened the other way round. On that he said,
''Mum passed away, my only thought was how will I take care of her? I was prepared to take care of myself, how I would take care of Anshula? It’s like having a child when you’re least prepared. She has been my child in the sense; she’s somebody who I am the most protective about. She completed her graduation in the US and passed with flying colours. This was during my film release. She came back to be with me when she could’ve gotten a great job abroad. Till today, she doesn’t accept that she did it for me.'
Arjun Kapoor further said,
''She ended up working with Google in Delhi when she could’ve gotten the same job in America. But then she realized that she doesn’t want to continue because my life was all over the place. I obviously needed her but I couldn’t tell her then. She sensed that and now she’s my only strength. She runs the house and my life. She takes care of my medication and my food. These are things that seem they could be taken for granted. But when you don’t have a single parent around and your younger sister is doing that for you, whereas she should be building her own life, I think that is the greatest human sacrifice of all.''
On the work front, Arjun Kapoor is also gearing up for ‘Mubarakan’ in which he’d be essaying dual role – Karanveer Singh and Charanveer Singh. The film directed by Anees Bazmee also stars his uncle Anil Kapoor, Athiya Shetty and Ileana D’Cruz in key roles.