Boney Kapoor (C) poses for a picture with his daughters Janhvi Kapoor (L), Anshula Kapoor (2L) and Khushi Kapoor (R) and son Arjun Kapoor (2L) during the wedding reception of actress Sonam Kapoor. / AFP PHOTO / Sujit Jaiswal
Boney Kapoor (C) poses for a picture with his daughters Janhvi Kapoor (L), Anshula Kapoor (2L) and Khushi Kapoor (R) and son Arjun Kapoor (2L) during the wedding reception of actress Sonam Kapoor. / AFP PHOTO / Sujit Jaiswal

Arjun Kapoor, in a recent interview, opened up about the 'repercussions' of his father Boney Kapoor's affair with late actress Sridevi, while he was still married to the 'Ishaqzaade' actor's mom - Mona Shourie Kapoor.

In the interview, the 'Sardar ka Grandson' actor spoke about why he chose to stand by his father after Sridevi's untimely demise in 2018 and said that it was his 'mother's upbringing' that helped him make the right choice.

"She would've told me to be by my father's side regardless of what obstacles we face, because of a choice he made where he fell in love. And I respect my father for falling in love again. Because love is complex. And we would be silly and churlish sitting here in 2021 saying that you only fall in love once. It's very Bollywood-ised. Love is complex, love is complicated, love isn't always about being in love," he told Film Companion.

The actor, however, said that he can't say he's okay with what Boney did.

"Because as a child I felt the repercussions, but I understand it. I can't say 'theek hai, hota hai," he said.

Arjun Kapoor further said that he tried to be a good son and be by his father's side because that's what his 'mother would want'.

Arjun's mother Mona Shourie Kapoor was married to Boney from 1983 to 1996. She passed away due to multiple organ failure after battling with cancer and hypertension on 25 March 2012.

The producer was later married to the late legendary actor Sridevi, who passed away earlier this year in Dubai, where she was attending a family wedding. The 54-year-old actor died of accidental drowning in her hotel room’s bathtub.

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