Mere dil mein raho, sar pe mat chadho: Neetu Kapoor reveals why she doesn't live with Ranbir Kapoor & Riddhima Kapoor Sahni


Neetu Kapoor has talked about having some privacy away from children Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. The veteran actress has said she is used to this way of life and expects her kids to 'stay connected'.

Speaking with a leading magazine, the actor said, "I want them to be busy with their lives. I say mere dil mein raho, mere 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 one year because she couldn’t go back. I used to get so restless. I used to tell her Riddhima to go back, Bharat is alone. I was literally pushing her away. I like my privacy. I am used to this way of life."

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Neetu recalled she would cry for days when Riddhima went to London for her studies. "I remember when Riddhima was going to London to study I used to howl for days. If someone would even come to meet her and say goodbye I used to start crying. But when years later Ranbir went, I didn’t. He told me, mom you don’t love me. But it isn’t that. It was just that I had gotten used to that life, of living away from a child. So when it happened again, I was prepared. I think those times when they were abroad made me stronger and made me feel that I am okay being alone," she said.

"Also, they have to get on with their lives. I get happy when they come, but I want them to go back to their homes and be settled. I just say one thing, don’t meet me every day, but stay connected. I don’t want them to be around me all the time, I am very independent that way. I love my life the way it is," she added.

On the work front, Neetu is all set to make a comeback with Raj Mehta's Jug Jugg Jeeyo. The actor will star alongside Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, and Kiara Advani. 

(Source: Filmfare)