Boney Kapoor says Arjun Kapoor brought family together after Sridevi’s death


Filmmaker Boney Kapoor has made a big revelation how his children came together by forgetting their differences post the tragic death of Sridevi in Dubai earlier this year.

Boney was speaking about how Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor, his children from first wife Mona Kapoor, took care of Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor in the aftermath of Sridevi’s death. Hailing Arjun’s role in uniting the family, Boney told, “As I said, I am blessed to have these four. They love each other a lot and I am glad that they have come together. It was due to happen anytime, it just happened when something unfortunate happened. They are all my blood and they had to come around.”

“I give credit to all four, but yes, more to Arjun because he is the eldest. He flew in to Dubai to be with me. Anshula was in Mumbai with Janhvi and Khushi. They have happened through two different mothers but why should they get affected? They need their father now, and I am going to be around them,” Boney added.

Sridevi’s death saw the Janhvi and Khushi coming close to Arjun and Anshula. Arjun was widely hailed for forgetting the bitterness of past to provide emotional protection to Janhvi and Khushi. His sister, Anshula, too had risen to the occasion in acting like an elder sister, when she famously shut up a troll, who made desperate attempts to cause fissures in their relationship by blaming Sridevi for her mother’s sufferings.

Janhvi has her debut film Dhadak released last week and the performance of the first four days showed that the movie had been well received at the box office. The film has so far collected more than Rs 40 core.

Speaking about DhadakBoney said, “Let us not forget the circumstances Janhvi found herself in. Almost half of Dhadak was shot after Sri’s demise. It requires great courage in such conditions to play the part. I had always told her: Never try to act, just become the part. And she did! Sri and I had seen quite a few scenes much before we left for Dubai. We were in the car and I asked her what she thinks of her. She said that I should answer that question first. I replied: The good thing about her is she is not in awe of you.”

Arjun had recently opened up to his relationship with Janhvi and Khushi. He had said that providing them the emotional support by forgetting the bitterness of the past was the right thing to do but his changed attitude did not mean he had forgotten everything about the past.

While Arjun and his sister Anshula were born to Mona Kapoor, Boney Kapoor’s first wife, Janhvi and Khushi were born to Sridevi, the filmmaker’s second wife. His inner pain had come out when Arjun said that ‘I still don’t have answers to a lot of things.’ “Too much has happened and I wouldn’t wish these things even on my worst enemies. I’ve experienced it first-hand, so if I encompass everything in one answer, it would make the matter very small,” he told Hindustan Times.