Arjun Kapoor And Sridevi: Truth, Lies, Betrayal and Heartbreak
By Barsa Ray
Mar 3, 2018
The untimely demise of Sridevi has left us shocked and in a state of disbelief. The acting legend breathed her last few breaths in her hotel room in Dubai and passed away from an accidental drowning at the age of 54. She went to the United Arab Emirates to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah along with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi.
The beloved actress entered Bollywood in the late 70s and became the first female superstar in the industry. She went on to deliver numerous hits starring along leading film stars. If rumors are to be believed, Sridevi was in a brief relationship with Mithun Chakraborty from 1985-88. After this sour relationship, Sridevi met Boney Kapoor and love blossomed between the two. Before marrying her, he was married to Mona Shourie and they had a son, Arjun Kapoor and daughter Anshula.
The bitter heartbreak and betrayal didn’t end well between Mona and Boney. The couple divorced and the family was in a split. Arjun and Anshula had a pretty rough childhood owing to the dramatic change of events in their parents’ lives. Sridevi’s pre-marriage pregnancy news spread like wildfire which led to Boney marrying her in the year 1996. It seemed a perfect example of a workplace romance gone wrong. The actress was accused to be a home-breaker publicly. But these ups and downs didn’t hamper the then newly married couple. They had two daughters Khushi and Jhanvi. The duo admired each other and spent over two decades to become one of the power couples of Bollywood.
On the other hand, Arjun along with his mother and sister moved to a separate place to live. It was difficult for Mona to raise her kids without Boney. Although there was less of a financial problem, Anshula and Arjun needed their father in the traumatic turn of incidents. Initially, Arjun ignored Sri and her children. ”We don’t really meet and spend time together, so it doesn’t really exist” were the exact words of the 32-year-old star. Once in an interview, he even denied the existence of any sort of relationship between him and Sridevi. Gradually, the equation between Sri and Arjun became cordial according to him. He started respecting her. As a matter of fact, the two have never sat together and chatted. “There is a decent understanding of two people to maintain a certain equation because we love a certain man who is in between both of us.” stated by Arjun in an interview.
The truth remains that love, affair, marriage, divorce, and separation from your loved ones are immensely tricky situations to pass through. Nonetheless, the actor and his sister have come to support their step-sisters in this difficult time and the family stays together forgetting the past differences.