Mona Kapoor on Sridevi-Boney Kapoor affair: 'She was already with a child, my marriage was over'
When late Mona Kapoor, mother of Arjun Kapoor found out about Sridevi and Boney Kapoor's affair, it was too late.
Boney Kapoor went to an extent of cheating on his first wife Mona Kapoor, later left her and two children for Sridevi and to start a family with her.
This left Mona and children Arjun Kapoor and Anusha Kapoor heartbroken. Hence, when Boney Kapoor's relationship with Sridevi reached Mona's knowledge, she was devastated.
Mona had told DNA, "A second relationship was something that one had only read or heard about. But when it happened to me, at that very point my marriage was over. Respect, for me, is foremost. Love follows that. As we evolve, sometimes needs change. Boney too needed somebody else; not me. There was nothing left in the relationship to give it a chance because Sridevi was already with a child. Their rishta was kayam. That itself was a big statement for me to opt out."
When this separation happened, Arjun Kapoor and Anshula had to face a lot of issues in school as kids would mock them. Not just that, Mona was also been mocked and made to feel lesser as her husband Boney had chosen Sridevi over her.
People used to say, 'why don't you lose weight?', 'why don't you go for a beauty therapy?' such remarked made her depressed, and she chose to create an identity for herself and her kids.
She said, "My children live with me but are close to their father too. They travel with him, dine with him. I have no animosity or hatred for the man. It would be cruel if I kept the children away from him because I cannot substitute him. I don't know how to think like a man. I want him to be happy."
"After all, I gave up my place so that he could be happy. I don't miss a man in my life. I have had some very beautiful relationships. One even lasted for four years. But I'm not interested in marriage. Because one tends to carry along emotional baggage, which the man may not always understand," Mona further told DNA.