Neetu Singh made troubling statements about Ranbir Kapoor’s ex-girlfriend in an old interview. These statements are just another reflection of ‘Raja Beta’ Syndrome.
No one can deny that our society suffers from a ghastly disease and that disease is nothing else than Raja Beta Syndrome. The syndrome stems from the utterly distasteful obsession of our Indian society with the boy child. This obsession is the core culprit why so many women – young, old, housewife, working – are judged and blamed for the things men do!
What is even more heartbreaking is the fact that this syndrome is quite evident even in the educated and well-to-do households of our country. In an old interview (that went viral recently), when Neetu Singh spoke about her son’s past failed relationships, many felt she was suffering from the same!
Ranbir Kapoor’s name has been associated with many actresses in the past such as Avantika Malik, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, etc. Even Alia Bhatt’s father Mahesh Bhatt has once called Ranbir a ladies’ man.
From time to time, Ranbir Kapoor made the headlines due to his failed relationships. Many have called out his fear of commitment and his philandering ways the reason behind failed relationships. Even Deepika spoke on multiple occasions about how Ranbir Kapoor cheated on her. But, the mother Neetu Singh has a completely different view about her son’s failed relationships.
We stumbled over Neetu Singh’s old interview with First Post, where she openly spoke about her son’s failed relationship and blamed it on his past girlfriends. While talking about how her son Ranbir can never start an affair because he is too shy, she said:
“I think he is charming, but he is very shy. I don’t see him approaching a girl. It’s they who make the first move, and he is too soft to say no, and gets involved.”
While talking about his failed relationships, Neetu further added how Ranbir got trapped in wrong relationships, because of his soft nature and his inability to say no:
“He is too soft. He can’t hurt anybody. It’s the same with his relationships, he does not know how to say no, and gets into the deep end! I see it happening and can do nothing about it.”
Neetu further said those girls he was dating were not right for him.
“The first time he felt involved, I knew the girl was not right for him…..I told him don’t get serious so soon, the more you see the more you know and learn, so meet many girls, and go out with them , but don’t commit yet.”
It is amazing how we always blame women for failed relationships or marriages. We hardly take a minute to judge a woman and label her bad. Can Indian parents break this ugly habit of blaming women when their sons encounter failed relationships or marriages? Can Indian parents for once take accountability for their badly raised sons? Can Indian parents please cure themselves of Raja Beta Syndrome and stop being blinded by their love for sons?