Arjun Kapoor Revealed How His Mother, Mona Shourie Understood Him Completely

Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor is the firstborn of Boney Kapoor and his first wife, late Mona Shourie. In an interview, he talked about his bond with his late mother.

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Arjun Kapoor Revealed How His Mother, Mona Shourie Understood Him Completely

Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor is the son of film producer, Boney Kapoor and his first wife, late Mona Shourie. The two had tied the knot in 1983, and have two children together, Anshula Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor. However, in 1996, Boney had married the late actress, Sridevi, souring the relations with his first wife, Mona. The couple has two daughters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor.

Mona Shourie had died in 2012, leaving a void in her children’s lives. First, their parent's separation and then their mother's death had left Arjun Kapoor and his younger sister, Anshula, devastated. Despite being the younger one, Anshula, who had been through 'far worse' than Arjun, had still managed to become the backbone of their family.

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Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor

In an interview with a Men’s Health magazine, Man's World India, Arjun Kapoor opened up about his bond with his mother, late Mona Shourie and said that she was probably the one person ‘who completely understood’ him. Talking about the same, the actor shared, “My mother, apart from being my mother, was my friend, whom I could confide in and was probably that one person who always understood me completely. Now I have my sister, and my other sisters, being that support.”

Arjun Kapoor and Mona Shourie

Talking further in the interview, the actor shared that apart from his mother, there are others as well who influenced his life. Sharing the details, Arjun said, “I have had some terrific women, like Parineeti Chopra and Alia Bhatt, as my co-actors, I have Shanoo Sharma in my life, and also the partners I have had in the course of my life.” 

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arjun Kapoor

Earlier, Arjun Kapoor never shared a cordial bond with his father, Boney Kapoor. However, after the death of Sridevi, Arjun had stepped up as a pillar of strength to help Boney and his daughters, Janhvi and Khushi. On his appearance on the show, Koffee With Karan, in 2012, Arjun Kapoor had talked about his family’s changing dynamics. The actor had said, “Of course, the dynamics are complicated. We'll never be normal, like they show in the movies. But I am respectful towards her. She is my father's wife. And he is happy with her so that's important and we'll deal with it. You have to deal with it as it comes.” 

arjun anshula khushi and janhvi kapoor

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar India, Arjun and Anshula had talked about their evolving relationship with their half-siblings. Arjun had revealed that Janhvi and Khushi were the reason that he did not resent his father. He had said, “Through meeting Janhvi and Khushi, and breaking that barrier, I have now been able to build a more authentic relationship with him. We have all confronted many of our demons. It has to do with letting go, which is very cathartic...it is strangely therapeutic to just sit around and talk rubbish, and realise that you were holding onto things, unknowingly or knowingly, because you were supposed to. But I love my father more because of both of them. It is complex. I have been able to see my father in a different light. If I didn’t share this equation with Janhvi and Khushi, I would have resented many things and never felt the need to reconnect with him at this level.” 

Arjun Kapoor with his sisters

Arjun was last seen in the film, Bhoot Police, starring Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandez.

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