Everyone is mourning the untimely death of the iconic actress and gorgeous diva, Sridevi. It is just so hard to believe that ‘Chandni’ of Bollywood has left for heavenly abode at such a young age. Everyone is in a state of shock because of her tragic passing away.
Her family held a prayer meet for friends, family and fans at the Celebrations Sports Ground where her mortal remains were kept in a glass casket. Fans and entire film fraternity turned up in large numbers to pay respect. Draped in her favourite red and golden Kanjeevaram sari, the timeless beauty was then taken to crematorium in a flower-laden truck and then laid to rest in peace forever. Thousands of fans swarmed the roads in Mumbai to catch her last glimpse and proved her magnum fandom!
A-list personalities including Jaya Bachchan, Javed Akhtar, Rani Mukherjee, SRK, Deepika Padukone among others stood by Sridevi’s family and attended her last rites.
Understandably, Sridevi’s young daughters Jahnvi and Khushi, and husband Boney Kapoor, who loved her like anything are completely shattered and inconsolable. She was the axis of their lives and their lives revolved just around her. Her sudden passing away has left them broken. Having gone through the same phase in their life, Arjun Kapoor and Anshula stood by their father, Jahnvi and Khushi like pillars of strength. One just can’t imagine the unbearable pain their family is going through. The pain of losing a mother and a partner just loss can’t be explained in words!
Amidst this all, Sridevi’s family released an official statement and thanked friends, fans and media for their constant love and support in this testing time. Boney Kapoor too issued an emotional statement = from Sridevi’s Twitter account urging the media to allow their family to grieve in private. “Losing a friend, wife and mother of two young daughters is a loss inexplicable in words. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers and all of you countless fans of my Sridevi who have stood by us like rocks. I am blessed to have the support and love of Arjun and Anshula, who have been such pillars of strength for myself, Khushi and Janhvi. Together, as a family we have tried to face this unbearable loss,” read an excerpt from Boney Kapoor’s heart-felt note.
He further added, “To the world she was their Chandni…the actor par excellence..their Sridevi…but to me she was my love, my friend, mother to our girls..my partner. To our daughter, she was their everything…their life. She was the axis around which our family ran.”
Soon after attending the last rites, Sridevi’s much-loved friend, Shah Rukh Khan too posted a puzzling tweet. He philosophically spoke of the gratitude one must feel for being bestowed with the best in their respective lives.
“How can one not just feel love & beauty & be grateful for a life that became a part of yours in some small way by making it prettier….isn’t it just easier to feel love & give towards that life, even in death…the comfort of appreciation and gratitude,” his tweet read.
May be he was just being thankful for all the goodness Sridevi’s presence brought to his life.
Boney Kapoor’s concluding statement is breaking our hearts! “Rest in Peace, my love! Our lives won’t be the same again,” it read!
RIP Sridevi! You have taken away a piece of hearts with you!