You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Entertainment Top Stories

Arjun Kapoor opens up on his equation with half-sisters Jhanvi-Khushi. 5 revelations

India Today logo India Today 19-05-2017

He was only 11 when his father Boney Kapoor decided to remarry. Since then he has shared a strained relationship with his dad. But more than that it's the cold vibes between Arjun Kapoor and Sridevi that have always been the talk of the town. He is hardly seen in the company of his father, let alone Sridevi and her daughters Jhanvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor.

n fact, at a Kapoor khandaan wedding last year, Arjun was seen bonding with cousin Sonam Kapoor. But he was seen nowhere around his half-sisters Jhanvi and Khushi. Talking about his equation with his half-sisters, Arjun told HuffingtonPost that there is no relationship between them. "We don't really meet and spend time together, so it doesn't really exist," he said.

Arjun, who has often been guarded about his personal life, bared his heart out on losing his mother, his equation with his dad, his childhood and romantic relationships. Here's what he said:

On marriage

Arjun, who had seen his parents separating when he was only 11, said that it left a deep impact on him. In fact, he revealed that he was convinced that he would never get married. But over the years his perspective has changed. "When you turn 32, you don't like the feeling that you'll just be by yourself for the rest of your life. At the end of the day, you need a partner. That vacancy exists and I would like to complete that emptiness with a live-in relationship. I would like to know somebody intimately enough to decide whether I can commit to her for the rest of our lives," he said.

On infidelity

The Ishaqzaade actor said that he has seen it from close quarter in his life. "I've seen things pan out in my personal life. If my father wakes up and he's happy, that is more important to me than anything else. If my mother was alive, I would ask her the same question. Sometimes people survive through the 'bads' because they do it for the betterment of their children while living in toxicity. The house might look perfect from outside but there are things that are so deeply broken that it creates a disconnect which is unsolvable. But if two people are happy moving away and one can forge a better life for themselves, then it's always better," he added.

On romantic relationships

He has been in news for his romantic relationships, but the actor has often rubbished them as rumours. However, he wants to get into one soon and hopes that it will last forever. "I've been selfish. I have just expected everyone to understand what I am going through. It's not that I am trying to gain sympathy but eventually, it gets misconstrued as that. But I can't be like that all my life and expect my partner to understand. I am hoping that my next one will be for keeps or at least it'll be something I can build and nurture. Relationships are complex and need a lot of work," said Arjun.

On losing his mother

It's been five years since Arjun lost his mother to cancer, but the actor is still not over the pain. He said, "Every day, when I would come home, I would go to her room and talk to her. And now, when I come back, I just stand there, quietly, before going to my room. How do I reconcile with the fact that she's not here to see that I have created an independent identity for myself, that I run a house, that I've grown up to become everything she wanted me to become? I wish I was in a position where I could tell her that I have managed to make you proud, Ma. There's no respite from the death of a mother. I always tell people that you are allowed to take your parents for granted to a certain degree but don't underestimate the power of having them around. They are your backbone. You think it's there but imagine one day it cracks - you are bound to fall. I have lived my life balancing without a backbone for the last 5 years."

On being the elder sibling

After his mom passed away, his sister Anshula has been the most important person in his life. The actor said that he became a parent overnight and he was not ready for that responsibility at that time. But the two have been each other's rock in these past few years. "After Mum passed away, my only thought was how will I take care of her? I was prepared to take care of myself, how I would take care of Anshula? It's like having a child when you're least prepared. She has been my child in the sense; she's somebody who I am the most protective about. She completed her graduation in the US and passed with flying colours. She came back to be with me when she could've gotten a great job abroad. She ended up working with Google in Delhi when she could've gotten the same job in America. But then she realized that she doesn't want to continue because my life was all over the place. I obviously needed her but I couldn't tell her then. She sensed that and now she's my only strength. She runs the house and my life. These are things that seem they could be taken for granted. But when you don't have a single parent around and your younger sister is doing that for you, whereas she should be building her own life, I think that is the greatest human sacrifice of all," he added.

More from India Today

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon