Last year, Boney Kapoor's children reunited post-Sridevi's untimely death in Dubai. Arjun Kapoor and his sister Anshula offered their shoulders to stepsisters Janhvi and Khushi to cry, post their mother's death
Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Sridevi’s death in Dubai last year made national and international headlines. In India, many theories over her cause of death were among the hot topics which were read by many.
Another topic was of Sridevi's stepson Arjun Kapoor, who offered his father Boney Kapoor and his stepsisters Janhvi and Khushi a shoulder to cry on post the actress's death.
He made headlines for the steps he had taken towards his family considering his on and off relationship with his father. After Sridevi's untimely death at a hotel in Dubai, Arjun immediately flew to Dubai to be on his father side and to complete the official documentation to bring Sridevi' mortal remains back to India for final rites.
Arjun was also actively involved in the funeral arrangements and played the role of elder brother being a pillar of strength for his grieving father and stepsisters.
Sridevi and Arjun never had a mother-son relationship nor did they share a cordial relationship with each other.
During a recent interview, Arjun was called a hero by an interviewer for rushing to help his father after Sridevi's death. He immediately replied, "You are using a very big word – hero."
He added, "I understand what you are saying. But I couldn't keep thinking about what people would think of me. I did what I felt was right. If I had collected too much opinion, it would have been just manipulative and without any emotions."
About flying to Dubai to be with his father, he said, "I am happy that I followed my instinct. I have no regrets. But I would never wish such a thing to happen to even my worst enemy. I wish it hadn't come to that thing for us to react towards each other."
"Even my mom would have wanted it this way, and not that I was doing a heroic act. My mom loved my father; she would have wanted me to be around my father in that moment of crisis, she would have wanted his near and dear ones to be near him. I know how it feels. I have seen it myself. It's not easy, my back is already broken. There is a sense of vacuum in me that only Anshula fills," he added.
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Last Updated Apr 29, 2019, 3:26 PM IST