Actor Arjun Kapoor has been a pillar of strength for his father and two half-sisters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor after the demise of Sridevi. The actor was seen standing by their side during the difficult period of time, and eventually bonding with the two girls. In a recent interview, he revealed how he wanted the relationship with Janhvi and Khushi to unravel naturally and not be swayed by public opinion.
In the interview with DNA, Arjun spoke about how even though they lead separate and independent lives, Janhvi and Khushi now know that they can approach both him and his sister Anshula for anything. He also spoke about his own reaction when he heard about Sridevi’s death.
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“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,” Arjun told DNA.
“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,” he added.
Arjun went on to explain that at the start, the relationship was not easy, but as time went by things got better.
“People jumped the gun that everything was perfect when it came to my relationship with Janhvi, Khushi, Anshula and dad. 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,” he said.
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“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. 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.
“I feel we have been able to come together at a time when most wouldn’t have been able to do so. My father’s strength is his family and if he’s there for us, we should also be there for him. 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,” he added.
Apart from bonding with his family, Arjun leads a busy work life, with his next movie Namaste England scheduled for release sometime in October this year.