A near-miracle happened for Boney Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s family this Raksha Bandhan. All of their children from their two marriages have now come together as one family. The process of rapprochement and reconciliation started some time ago. But this Raksha Bandhan it warmed the cackles of the hearts of their well-wishers friends and fans to see the children united as siblings of one family.
For Boney Kapoor the process of his children Arjun and Anshula from his first marriage reaching out to his daughters Janhvi and Khushi from his second marriage began soon after Janhvi and Khushi’s mother the legendary Sridevi passed away suddenly. Boney’s eldest born Arjun Kapoor immediately took charge of his father and his step-sisters.
And now barely five months later on Raksha Bandhan, ‘Arjun Bhaiya’ beamed brightly as his three sisters tied a rakhi on his wrist. Sooraj Barjatya couldn’t have scripted a better family reunion. “It made Boney very emotional to see Arjun playing brother to all his three sisters this Raksha Bandhan. Now the entire family will move to one home very shortly,” a source close to Boney Kapoor told this writer.
With Saif Ali Khan’s children Ibrahim and Sara from his first wife, it wasn’t easy to make a move towards accepting their step brother Taimur, no matter how adorable he may be to the rest of the world.
A very close family friend explains the complexities of the sibling dynamics in Saif Ali Khan’s family. “You must understand that Saif was not around for his elder son and daughter. Ibrahim and Sara virtually grew up as children of a single (mother Amrita Singh). They hardly ever felt the presence of a father in their growing years. And to now see Saif showering so much attention on his third child is not easy for Ibrahim and Sara. It has taken them some time to come to terms with the new family equation in their life. But Saif’s two elder ones are now finally at peace with the existence of their kid brother.”
To see Boney Kapoor’s and Saif Ali Khan’s children so harmoniously bonded this Raksha Bandhan is a living manifestation of the old adage, time mends all bridges.