Neetu Kapoor: “I tell them stay in my heart, don’t stand on my head,” on staying with Ranbir Kapoor

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Published by Chinmay Kulkarni on 13 May 2021

Neetu Kapoor has expressed her thoughts on staying with son Ranbir Kapoor after Rishi Kapoor’s demise. She said she respects an individual’s space and wants her kids to get settled in their own lives. She said she has told Riddhima and Ranbir, “I tell them to stay in my heart, don’t stand on my head”.  Neetu will be seen in her upcoming movie ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’.

Riddhima was living with Neetu Kapoor during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Neetu Kapoor wanted her to go to Delhi and live with her husband and family there. In a recent interview with Filmfare, she said, “I want them to be busy with their lives. I say mere dil mein raho, mere sar pe mat chadho (stay in my heart, don’t stand on my head). When Riddhima was with me for the pandemic, I was so stressed for one year because she couldn’t go back. I used to get so restless. I used to tell Riddhima to go back, Bharat is alone. I was literally pushing her away. I like my privacy. I am used to this way of life”.

Once Neetu Kapoor had shared her experience of letting Riddhima go to London for studies. She said, “I remember when Riddhima was going to London to study I used to howl for days. If someone would even come to meet her and say goodbye I used to start crying. But when years later Ranbir went, I didn’t. He told me, mom you don’t love me. But it isn’t that. It was just that I had gotten used to that life, of living away from a child. So when it happened again, I was prepared. I think those times when they were abroad made me stronger and made me feel that I am okay being alone”.

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