Actor Arjun Kapoor has spoken many times about his late mother, Mona. During his appearance on Discovery + ‘s Star Vs Food cooking show, Star Vs Food, he opened up when his parents, Boney Kapoor and Mona, split up. What helped Kapoor, besides eating, to overcome the emotionally difficult phase of his life were films.
“When I was having a tough time emotionally, I would run to the movies and watch movies late into the night. I have sometimes watched 2 movies in a row and stay up until 7-8 a.m. to watch movies, even if that meant seeing The Pursuit of Happiness and City of God in one night, seeing the three godfather films in one night, or a lot Korean to see cinema. I used to be crazy about consuming material. I was watching movies when the whole house was sleeping, ”Kapoor told indianexpress.com, adding that by that time he had developed a habit of watching movies and is still crazy about it.
At the same time, Kapoor gained weight from overeating. At the age of 16 he weighed almost 150 kg and it took a lot of strength to get from “PHAT (Pretty, hot and tempting) to fit”.
The Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar actor shared how he had to emotionally break away from food to shed those extra pounds, saying, “When you’re 18-19 years old, you have some emotional attachment to food. So for me this emotional distance was necessary. I had to go without rice, which I ate the whole time. Like today, when there is more education about what types of food to and shouldn’t eat, that type of information wasn’t available 15 years ago. I left candy and rice, the two things I loved the most. So it was difficult and emotional. But you have to make sacrifices to be successful. “
Although he now pays attention to what he eats, his family is the one who “looks forward to eating all the time”. Kapoor described the Kapoor’s obsession with food: “When we sit for lunch we talk about dinner, at dinner we talk about the next day; the restaurants we want to go to, most of our discussions revolve around food. There is also a certain limit when it comes to the quality of the food, ‘khaana ek level ka toh hona hi chahiye varna mood kharab ho jaata hai’. The quality of the food is always given a certain amount of respect and respect. “
In contrast to his role as Kabir Bansal in R Balki’s Ki and Ka, Arjun Kapoor feels like a reluctant cook who can make simpler food. But for him, Kabir Bansal is an ‘ideology’ which means that you don’t have to have an ego to help at home or to be a domesticated part of your partner.
In his opinion, one should “respect your partner so that she can develop without making it appear that you are the only deciding factor. I think this is a decent start to being a Kabir Bansal. It’s a cinematic way of seeing how you should let your partner be themselves and not be judgmental. “
Kapoor celebrates his 36th birthday today.