“We don’t have to suddenly be a happy pretentious family.” – Arjun Kapoor

We all got to see Arjun Kapoor’s emotional, family side when he rushed from Punjab to be with his father and sisters after Sridevi’s untimely demise. Talking about it to a news agency, Arjun revealed, “I was in Punjab when I got the news (about Sridevi’s demise). I called my maasi (aunt) and sister (Anshula Kapoor) immediately. I had to do what I felt was right. That’s what mom would have expected of me, to be there for my father (producer Boney Kapoor) and the family. If I can be a good brother and a good son, then why not? Mujhe toh kuchh achha hi mil raha hai, I’ve got two more sisters, my father’s feeling a little relaxed. What’s better than that?” He added, “People jumped the gun that everything was perfect when it came to my relationship with Janhvi, Khushi, Anshula and dad.”

Earlier, he was sceptical about talking about the equation he shared with his half-sisters. Now, the actor seems comfortable with it. He revealed, “It was at a nascent stage as we were still figuring out things. But we were comfortable with each other and that was a good starting point. Mujhe darr tha ki zyada baat karne se nazar lag jayegi. I wanted things to take their own course. Janhvi and Khushi are both sorted. Today, we are able to speak one-on-one. I know they will figure out life in their own time, in their own way. Anshula and I are there for them.”

Arjun explained why it’s important for people to realise the worth of family saying, “The good part is that we have our independent lives. But whenever need be, we are there for each other. That’s how it should be. We don’t have to suddenly become a happy pretentious khandaan, which is why I took some time. Now, I’m talking about it as there’s a certain ease and I’ve been able to figure things out. Kabhi kabhi in all the bhaag-daud, you don’t realise how important it is to connect, sit down and have a meal with your loved ones. Somewhere, all of us have been able to get that perspective.” Well, who would not want to have a brother like him?


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