Bollywood actor and son of Boney Kapoor from the first marriage (with Mona Shourie), Arjun Kapoor and his stepmother Sridevi’s equation has often been fodder for gossip columns. Though in one of his last interviews (way back in 2014), he admitted that his relation with Sridevi was ‘cordial’, but he even revealed that the two of them never came face-to-face or even had a chat.
While Sridevi never attended the funeral of Arjun’s mother, who died exactly six years back, Arjun constantly stood like a rock by his father’s side. He played the perfect son and pillar of strength at the trying times for the family. Putting aside the past angst or agony, Arjun ardently, obediently & maturely fulfilled all the responsibilities like an ideal son and attended his stepmother Sridevi’s cremation like an elder man of the family, taking care of his sister Anshula, cousins Sonam, Rhea and stepsisters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor too.
After Sridevi’s death in a Dubai hotel, Arjun immediately flew down from Amritsar to Mumbai and cancelled the shoot of his upcoming film NAMASTEY ENGLAND. Post that Arjun Kapoor flew down to Dubai to be by his father’s side, who was handling the formalities post death and was in the midst of investigations about Sridevi’s death. We hear, Arjun took along the necessary documents from hometown to Dubai needed to accomplish the legal formalities and thereby bring back the mortal remains of Sridevi in India.
Arjun made continuous rounds to Anil Kapoor’s residence, where stream of B-town celebs visited to pay their last respects. He along with his uncle Anil Kapoor helped Boney Kapoor to fly back to India the mortal remains of Sridevi. Throughout cremation process, the actor stood beside Sridevi’s coffin on the truck – decorated with flowers. He seemed upset yet was there throughout when in need.
As Arjun leave no stone unturned in playing a picture-perfect son, social media went ahead and praised the actor’s humane side and his gentlemanly act!
Ok mark my word.. from today onwards #Jhanvi and #Khushi have a very protective and a great brother besides them, as solid as rock of zebralter by their side in every thick and thin as @arjunk26 . #Sridevi #ArjunKapoor— Manoj K Sharma (@manojksharma2) 25 February 2018
The values his late mother imbibed in him are simply beautiful. ?— Pooh???? WARRIOR PRINCESS HINA KHAN????? (@iPGaur) 28 February 2018
Arjun standing by his dad, went dubai, now in truck for d last rites, consoling janhvi n khushi...Gem!!! God bless him n anshula with lots of happiness in life.#ArjunKapoor the man, real hero! ?????????????#sridevi
Read some back story & few articles .. Not judging anyone or anything but for some unknown reason I have started to admire #ArjunKapoor— SRK Obsessed ?? (@MohabbatGirl) 25 February 2018
The real honour should be given to #ArjunKapoor and Anshula. Arjun and Anshula too, were young when they lost their mom. Sridevi and her daughters were not at Mona's funeral and many of the Bollywood stars didn't attend. Unfortunately, stardom was not with Mona Kapoor.— Re mira (@dr_mrekha) 28 February 2018
I have never liked #ArjunKapoor much as an actor but have always admired him as a person despite his choices of married GFs— Muskurana Bhi Tujhi Se Seekha H? (@DemotionalMansi) 27 February 2018
Today I respect him.
A lady who made them weep for years..he weeps for her today.
And stands strong with his father who once abandoned them
Arjun said that he never watched Neerja because his mother passed away and he can’t even see Sonam, his cousin-sister who supported him like a mother die onscreen. ?? i can’t even begin to imagine what he’s going through right now #Sridevi #ArjunKapoor— Maryam? (@starsofagb) 25 February 2018
Arjun Kapoor besides Sridevi's coffin
Here’s how social media users shower praises on Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor outside Sridevi's residence
Arjun Kapoor besides stepmother Sridevi's coffin on the decorated truck as they head for cremation