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There is no one on this earth that can love us like our mothers! She herself might be in immense pain yet she will be worried whether we are 'ok' or not. We might be miles away but her first question always is 'beta khaana khaya' and she will end her sentence with 'Chal ab kuch kha le'. That's the unconditional and life-long love only a mother can commit to and thankfully it doesn't change with the seasons. While there are times when we get into huge fights with her, we always dream of making her proud with our hard work. And an exactly similar relationship was shared between Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor and his late mother, Mona Shourie. (Recommend Read: AbRam Khan Made A Handmade Card For Sister, Suhana Khan, Calls Her 'Best Sister In The World')
Mona Shourie was a strong lady, who had kept her head high, even after discovering her husband, Boney Kapoor's love affair with the late actress, Sridevi. She had given her kids the right values of life. And that's why when Arjun Kapoor's step-sisters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor had lost their mother, Sridevi, the actor had stood like a pillar behind them. But not many know that at that time he didn't had many people to wipe his tears when he had lost his mother, Mona just 45 days before his grand debut in Bollywood with Ishqzaade (2012).
Arjun is now celebrated as one of the coolest actors of our times and enjoys a lot of popularity. But there is a void that often shows in his late-night Instagram stories and posts. His mother's sudden demise still haunts him as the scariest dream. Recently, in an interview with Pinkvilla, the actor bared his heart out and said, "Of course it hurts and haunts me everyday. I miss my mom everyday. That's something that won't ever come back to me. Just when I was going to stand up on my own two feet, my backbone snapped. All the success and the failure, the love and hatred in these 8 years is all handle-able but what's not handle-able is the fact that I don't have her around me. Aap mujhe jitni nafraat doge chalega because I have seen the lowest lows in my life already. I lost my mother 45 days before I was about to embark on the toughest journey of my life where the world was going to see me. Everything else seems small in comparison." (Also Read: Jeetendra Regrets That He Was Never The Kind Of Father, His Son, Tusshar Kapoor Is To His Son)
Arjun further shared how time doesn't heal every wound but rather you just learn to live with it. The actor stated, "Time doesn't heal, you just get to learn how to deal with it better. I am not going to be the first or last person who will have to go through such a personal crisis and I don't talk about it a negative way because I'm not looking for sympathy at all. So yeah, I go through my moments but that's not for everybody to see." Arjun also shared, "Even after 8 years, I come across people who tell me about how she was and their bond with her. She has left a pretty amazing legacy in Anshula and a decent enough one with me. Yes, there are genuine bits of anguish and pain but she has taught me to always put up a good fight. I've been doing that since I was very young."
Arjun also talked about standing with his step-sisters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor, after their mother's demise. He had said, "You don't always connect to dots. I reacted to situations the way they happened in real-time. A couple of years now today, it's easier for people to assess. My mother taught me to be a good human being, to be as decent to other people as possible. In that moment, I felt it right to lend my support in whatever capacity I could and be there to start with for my father. It also meant that we got a chance to know Khushi and Janhvi. The maturity comes from the fact that I have seen life. If my life was shaken and uprooted at one point and if I can stabilise someone else's to make sure they don't go through the hell that I did."
On the occasion of Mother's Day, Arjun had bared his heart out in a heart-wrenching post on Instagram. He had posted a video and alongside, he had written, "Dealing with Mother’s Day! Rambling my thoughts out loud. Don’t mind but thoda ajeeb emotional type Sunday tha. Lockdown I can handle lekin Mother’s Day & lockdown together thoda zyada ho gaya yaar... emotions ko system se bahar nikalte hue, Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing souls out there. Most importantly Happy Mother’s Day Mom miss you always & forever." (Don't Miss: Kratika Sengar Clears The Air About Hubby, Nikitin Dheer's Possessiveness, Reveals How He Tease Her)