Arjun Kapoor On Loosing Mom Just Before 'Ishaqzaade's' Release, Says, 'Had Nobody To Hug And Share'

Arjun Kapoor was very close to his late mom, Mona Shourie Kapoor, but, two months prior to the release of his debut film, she had passed away. Check out what he had to go through then!


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Arjun Kapoor On Loosing Mom Just Before 'Ishaqzaade's' Release, Says, 'Had Nobody To Hug And Share'

Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor and his sibling, Anshula Kapoor are kids of filmmaker, Boney Kapoor and his first wife, Mona Shourie Kapoor. After Boney and Mona's separation, the celeb kids were living happily with their mom. However, on March 25, 2012, Mona had left for the heavenly abode after a long battle with cancer, leaving a big hole in the kid's life. Recently, in an interview, Arjun opened up about his debut film, Ishaqzaade, post his mother's demise and how he had coped with the pain.

Arjun Kapoor had a beautiful bond with his mom, Mona Shourie Kapoor. On her tenth death anniversary, he had bared his heart out as he penned down his painful hope to meet his late mother, sometime again in his life. Arjun's note spoke volumes about how much he misses her in every moment of his life. Along with the note, Arjun posted a beautiful picture of his childhood days, wherein Arjun was seen happily posing with his mother while being in her arms. Sharing the picture, Arjun had written:

"That’s where we will meet again Maa... up there from where you watch over ansh & me... I miss you can’t wait to see u again get held by u one more time hear ur voice one more time see u smile one more time... I’ll see u soon... 10 years since I saw u last... everything in this life is redundant & pointless... the success the failure the good the bad they all remind me of not having u here... life is unfair... it’s been unkind...u were taken away to early to see ur sacrifices pay off..."

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In a conversation with PeepingMoon, Arjun Kapoor opened up about losing his mother, Mona Shourie Kapoor. He shared that till today, he hasn't fully recovered from the loss and carries Mona's strength and his pain every day with him. He also mentioned that he gets a representation of his mom on his sister, Anshula Kapoor. Sharing the same grief, he said:

"I carry the pain every day. I carry her strength every day. My backbone was broken and I was expected to run, not even walk. Till today I am recovering from that, I won't deny that. Yes, I have suffered loss and dealt with it to my best capacity. I see my sister Anshula Kapoor and get strength from her because she is the representation and extension of my mother. I don't know whether I lost time for wisdom from her but I lost time with her as I wanted to see her go through my journey."

Further, in the conversation, Arjun Kapoor shared how every human being needs someone who can feel proud of them. He added that his mother's demise had emptied that place of a friend with whom he used to share and make himself comfortable. Moreover, talking about the hardest times which he had faced in the industry, he mentioned that now he is a fearless person. He added:

"It is not always you need a shoulder to lean on or a piece of advice, it is just sometimes you want someone to feel proud of you. You don't need the world to validate you. In the public eye, that's the most important thing ki aap jab ghar jao, you should know your parents, loved ones, friends etc are proud of you. Their presence around makes you comfortable. I have faced a lot. I always say tum mera kya bigad sakte ho, mera toh sab kuch lut chuka hai. I am fearless when it comes to facing the negative aspects of life. I have seen the greatest of lows being in the high. Being accepted by the industry and audience and had bonafide mainstream success with my first film but I had nobody to share it with at home.

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Arjun also threw light on the time when his debut film, Ishaqzaade, was released just after he had lost his mother. For the unversed, Arjun's Ishaqzaade was released on May 11, 2012, just two months after his mother had passed away. Indeed, the time was difficult for him. Mentioning about the time, when his film had released and that he was sitting all alone in his home and there was nobody to celebrate with him. He shared that Boney had gone with his daughter, Anshula for her studies in America. Sharing that he just knew from then that life would be like that only, Arjun shared:

"I sat alone the day the film was released because my sister was graduating, my mother had passed away and my father was with my sister in America. On the first day I sat alone at home and knew this is the rest of my life. I am going to be an actor and I had nobody to hug and share it with. I am close to my father but I have lived most of my life with my mother. When you lose a friend who is your parent it is very tough to come out."

Well, Arjun's pain of losing his mom just before his debut's release is indeed un-explainable in words. What do you think?

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