Difficult times often bring out the best in people.
Similar is the case with Boney Kapoor’s once estranged children Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor.
Post Sri Devi’s demise, Arjun Kapoor stood by his family rock solid and was seen bonding with his half-sisters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor during this crucial time. He opened up about his changing equation with his half-sisters, with whom he had a very rocky relationship earlier. Citing that having witnessed a similar situations some years back, he would never want this to happen for his worst enemy.
Speaking to India’s magazine he opened up on how he wanted his relationship with Janhvi and Khushi to foster organically and not swayed away by the mass opinion outside. He said that he is sure Janhvi and Khushi will find their own way but he and Anshula are there for them whenever necessary. He also spoke about their usual meet and greet and said that it is important for them as a family to unite once in a while and share a meal. “So much happened that we didn’t have the time to figure things out. Having experienced something as harsh as that, I wouldn’t wish it for my worst enemy. I know what it feels like to be in a situation where you’re grasping for life,” he told DNA.
Arjun added, “I was in Punjab when I got the news. I called my maasi and sister immediately. I had to do what I felt was right. That’s what mom would expect of me, to be there for my father and family. If I can be a good brother and a good son, then why not? Mujhe toh kuchh achha hi mil raha hai, I’m getting two more sisters and helping my father feel a little relaxed. People jumped the gun that everything was perfect when it came to my relationship with Janhvi, Khushi, Anshula and dad.”
Elaborating more on the relationship he shared with them, he stated, “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.”
He further shared, “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.”
All we can say is tough times bring people closer and blood triumphs above all.
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