The ‘Chaalbaaz’ actor Sridevi was labelled as a real life ‘home-breaker’ for her love affair with already married Boney Kapoor. Their affair wasn’t a secret and much ahead of the times, Sridevi also got pregnant before marriage.
It all began when Sridevi became friends with Mona Kapoor (Boney’s first wife). The actress was staying at Mona and Boney’s house and used to consider him as her brother. In fact, when Sridevi was going around with Mithun, he made her tie a rakhi to Boney as well. It was during that stay in Boney Kapoor’s house when their affair started and soon, she was pregnant with Boney’s child.
When the news reached Mona, she was devastated. This shocking news spread like a fire and a happy family got broke. Taking the side of his new love muse, Boney decided to leave his wife and kids, Arjun and Anshula.
It is been 21 years that Sridevi and Boney Kapoor are enjoying marital bliss and also have two gorgeous daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi. Boney’s separation with Mona hit Arjun and Anshula hard, who ended up grew up in an upset environment and oppose the idea of marriage.
In an old interview, Mona was quoted saying, “He (Boney) was 10 years older to me. I was 19 when I married him. So I literally grew up with him. Ours was a 13-year-old marriage. So it came as a shock when I realised that my husband was in love with somebody else… There was nothing left in the relationship to give it a chance because Sridevi was already with a child.”
An article in a magazine stated an old incident when Boney met his first wife Mona and took his children, Arjun and Anshula out on a picnic. This made Sridevi so angry that she started abusing Boney. A neighbour heard the yelling. Sridevi was shouting, “You b-, you @!#*!#!. How can you do this to me? If you love your kids and wife so much then why don’t you shift back into that house again? You cheat, you liar…”
Sridevi, in one of her candid interviews, gave a sneak peek into her controversial love story. She said, “Boney came to me in 1984 to sign me to play Seema, the lead female role for Mr India. He confessed later, that he fell in love with me outright! He, however, did take a few years to sort out his life before formally proposing to me in 1993.” “I fell in love with him when I got to know the real him. It was difficult, traumatic even and it took me many years to finally accept the fact that I was destined to be with Boney.
In hindsight, I only wish that I had realised and accepted his love for me sooner. I always believe in following my heart and I am glad that I did. My parents had passed away by then and my sister was shocked with my decision. But now, she shares a great relationship with my husband and is convinced that he is the best thing that ever happened to me,” she added!