Post Sridevi’s sudden demise, the Kapoor clan has become very close to each other. Half-siblings, Janhvi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor weren’t on the best of terms earlier but being the adorable person he is, and realising the responsibility of being an elder brother, Arjun Kapoor stepped in to make sure Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor knew that there always was family to fall back on. In an interview with DNA, the Gunday actor said, “So much happened that we didn’t have the time to figure things out. Having experienced something as harsh as that, I wouldn’t wish it for my worst enemy. I know what it feels like to be in a situation where you’re grasping for life.
“I was in Punjab when I got the news. I called my maasi and sister immediately. I had to do what I felt was right. That’s what mom would expect of me, to be there for my father and family. If I can be a good brother and a good son, then why not? Mujhe toh kuchh achha hi mil raha hai, I’m getting two more sisters and helping my father feel a little relaxed. People jumped the gun that everything was perfect when it came to my relationship with Janhvi, Khushi, Anshula and dad.”
He went on to add that while they had all gotten close, they were still figuring their relationship out. He said, “It was at a nascent stage as we were still figuring out things. But we were comfortable with each other and that was a good starting point. Mujhe darr tha ki zyada baat karne se nazar lag jayegi. I wanted things to take their own course.
“Janhvi and Khushi are both sorted. Today, we are able to speak one-on-one. I know they will figure out life in their own time, in their own way. Anshula and I are there for them.”
He also added how none of them were in a hurry to suddenly be all family-y and that they didn’t have to become this Bollywood khaandan. “The good part is that we have our independent lives, but whenever need be, we are there for each other. That’s how it should be. We don’t have to suddenly become a happy pretentious khandaan, which is why I took some time. Now, I’m talking about it as there’s a certain ease and I’ve been able to figure things out.
“I feel we have been able to come together at a time when most wouldn’t have been able to do so. My father’s strength is his family and if he’s there for us, we should also be there for him.
“Kabhi kabhi in all the bhaag-daud, you don’t realise how important it is to connect, sit down and have a meal with your loved ones. Somewhere, all of us have been able to get that perspective.”
On the work front, Arjun will be seen in Namastey England next, and then in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, both opposite Parineeti Chopra.