Neetu Kapoor on not staying with Ranbir Kapoor, Riddhima: ‘I tell them to stay in my heart, not to stand on my head’
Actor Neetu Kapoor has opened up about how she values her privacy and has chosen to stay in her residence after her husband Rishi Kapoor passed away last year. The actor said in a new interview that she wants her children, son Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Riddhima, to settle into their own lives. “I tell them to stay in my heart, not to stand on my head,” she said.
Neetu, who will soon be making a return to the movies with Jug Jugg Jeeyo, said she enjoys her privacy. Even when Riddhima stayed with her after Rishi Kapoor died in last year’s lockdown, Neetu wanted her to return home to Delhi and be with her husband Bharat Sahni.
“I want them to be busy with their lives. I say simple dil mein raho, simple sar pe mat chadho (stay in my heart, don’t stand on my head). When Riddhima was with me for the pandemic, I was so stressed for a year because she couldn’t go back. I was so agitated. I told him to go back to Riddhima, Bharat is alone. I literally pushed her away. I like my privacy. I’m used to this way of life, ”Neetu told Filmfare in a final interview.
The 62-year-old actor recalled how difficult it was to deal with when Riddhima went to London for her studies, but she was not so affected when Ranbir left India for her studies. “I remember when Riddhima went to London to study, I would scream for days. If someone even came to meet her and say goodbye to her, I used to cry. But when years later Ranbir left, I didn’t. He told me, mom, you don’t love me. But it’s not that. It was just that I had gotten used to this life, to living away from a child. So when it happened again, I was ready. I think those times when they were abroad made me stronger and made me feel like I’m going to be alone, ”said Neetu.
After Rishi Kapoor’s death in 2020, Neetu Kapoor argued that her children, Ranbir and Riddhima helped her heal. She said earlier that the two supported her and gave her time to heal. Now she wants them “to be busy with their lives” and to stay in her heart.
“They have to get on with their lives. I’m happy when they come, but I want them to come home and settle in. I’m just saying one thing, don’t meet me everyday, but stay tuned. I don’t want them to be with me all the time, I am very independent that way. I love my life as it is, ”added the actor.
Neetu Kapoor finished filming his movie Jug Jugg Jeeyo in December 2020. Directed by Good Newwz and celebrity Raj Mehta, the film also stars Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani and Anil Kapoor in key roles.
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