Arjun Kapoor opens up about his evolved relationship with his father-producer Boney Kapoor and gave credits to his half-sisters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor for the improved bond with his father. Arjun is Boney Kapoor’s son in his first marriage with Mona Shourie and also has a sister, Anshula Kapoor.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar India, Arjun said “I’ve not lived with my father as much as I would have liked to. I keep getting told that I am like him, but I don’t see it. 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 had previously told Film Companion about how he felt when his father fell in love with Sridevi. He said “You could have been in love with somebody, and you can fall in love with somebody after that, and that has to be understood. I don’t agree… I can’t say I’m okay with what my father did, because as a child I felt the repercussions, but I understand it. I can’t say ‘theek hai, hota hai (It’s fine, these things happen)’, because I will always wonder. But when I rationalise it as an older person who’s dealing with his own relationship highs and lows, you understand”.