Arjun Kapoor and his bitter relationship with step mom Sridevi
By Sayak Karmakar
Mar 6, 2018
Srideviwas one of the leading female actors in Bollywood during the 80’s and 90’s. She was immensely successful in her professional life. In personal life too, she led quite a happy and peaceful life with her husband Boney Kapoor and her daughters Jhanvi and Khushi. However, in the quest of marrying her true love, she took some bold steps in the mid 90’s which ruined the lives of three persons. She had an extramarital affair with Boney Kapoor and also got pregnant with her first daughter Jhanvi. Later Boney Kapoor had to marry her and eventually leave his first wife Mona Shourie and their two kids, Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor.
Arjun Kapoor was just 11 years old when he saw his father Boney Kapoor marry Sridevi and settle with her. Since then, Arjun Kapoor has always had a bitter relationship with Sridevi and her daughters. In fact, a couple of years ago in a wedding occasion of the Kapoor family, Arjun was mostly seen with his cousin sister Sonam Kapoor and hardly did we see him with Boney, Sridevi, Jhanvi, and Khushi.
The reason for this cold relationship is natural. Arjun along with his sister and mother had to live a harsh life without the love and support of his father. Arjun and his sister were devoid of the love and protection of their father at the time when they needed him the most. Also, Mona couldn’t get the love of her husband during the time of her fatal illness. These occurrences acted increased the cold vibes between Arjun Kapoor and Sridevi.
In fact, in an interview with Yahoo, Arjun Kapoor clearly admitted that he and Sridevi never spent time together and her status to Arjun was no more than the second wife of his father Boney. When asked about the relationship with her stepsisters, Arjun was again frank and said that he hardly meets them.
During the time Sridevi married to Boney Kapoor she was termed as a “Home Breaker” and why not so. Mona Shourie and Sridevi were good friends at the time Sridevi was having an affair with Mithun Chakraborty. She even tied “Rakhi” to Boney Kapoor at the beginning. But the relationship soon took a twist and the alleged brother became a lover. Sridevi was so much insecure for Boney even after marriage that she forced Boney to totally cut off ties with Mona and his children Arjun and Anshula. Thus, the anger of Arjun Kapoor is well justified.
However, Arjun Kapoor and Anshula grew up with good moral teachings of their mother Mona. This was evident as, during the time of Sridevi’s sudden demise, Arjun Kapoor as well as Anshula Kapoor stood by their father and stepsisters and supported the Kapoor family as pillars.
It can be rightly said that Arjun Kapoor became a wise man after the demise of Sridevi. He and his sister are true gems in real life.