Arjun Kapoor still estranged from his father Boney Kapoor on leaving his mother for Sridevi

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Actor Arjun Kapoor has said that while he understands why his father Boney Kapoor fell in love with Sridevi, he can’t say what happened to his family at that time was ‘okay’. Boney was married to Mona Shourie, Arjun’s mother when he began a relationship with Sridevi.

Arjun, in an interview, credited his ‘mother’s upbringing’ for the way in which he handled the complicated situation following Sridevi’s death in 2018. Arjun decided to stand by his father’s side in the moment of grief, thereby rebuilding his relationship with him, and forming a new one with his half-sisters Janhvi and Khushi.

He told Film Companion, “My mother’s upbringing came in my head. She would’ve told me to be by my father’s side regardless of what obstacles we face, because of a choice he made where he fell in love. And I respect my father for falling in love again. Because love is complex. And we would be silly and churlish sitting here in 2021 saying that you only fall in love once. It’s very Bollywood-ised. Love is complex, love is complicated, love isn’t always about being in love.”

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