Sridevi, the Bollywood legend who is best known for films such as Chandni, Sadma and more recently Mom, suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away in the early hours of Sunday (February 25) and has been laid to rest yesterday (February 28). No doubt, we are unable to come to terms with this loss, but the bitter truth is that we will no longer be able to see the gorgeous diva on screen. While we are unable to comprehend this loss, it’s unimaginable to think what the late actress’ family must be going through at this hour of grief. Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor, hours after she was cremated with state honours in Mumbai, took to Twitter to share one last post from his wife’s Twitter handle. Also Read - Maidaan Movie News: Ajay Devgn Stops Shooting, Makeshift Stadium Demolished Due to Monsoon
In a heartfelt statement, Boney Kapoor pens down his thought. He thanked Arjun Kapoor, Anshula and the Kapoor Khandan for standing by him like rocks. “Losing a friend, wife and mother of your two daughters is a loss inexplicable in words… 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 letter. Also Read - Arjun Kapoor Turns 35: Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor Wish Actor a Happy Birthday in Adorable Posts
The letter further read, “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 daughters, she was everything… their life. She was the axis around which our family ran.” Requesting for privacy to grieve, he further wrote, “As we bid goodbye to my beloved wife and Khushi & Janhvi’s mama, I have a sincere request. Please respect our need to grieve privately . If you need to talk of Sri, let it be of the special memories that connect each of you to her. She was and is an actor that is irreplaceable. Love and respect her for that.” ALSO READ: Legendary Actress Sridevi Put To Rest, Family Issues A Statement Also Read - Boney Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor And Staff Members Test Negative After 14 Days Home Quarantine
He further wrote, “My only concern at this time is to protect my daughters and find a way to move forward without Sri. She was our life, our strength and the reason we always smiled. We love her beyond measure. Rest in peace my love. Our lives will never be the same again.” This letter has definitely made us emotional.
Read Boney Kapoor’s full statement here:
Yesterday, Sridevi’s family also issued a statement, which was shared by her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, nieces Sonam and Rhea on social media.
The veteran actress was in Dubai, who was attending her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding along with husband Boney Kapoor and youngest daughter Khushi, passed away reportedly due to accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub after losing consciousness. The Indian cinema icon Sridevi was cremated with state honours at Vile Parle cremation grounds and several celebs from the film fraternity arrived at the venue to pay condolences to the late actress. Watch this space for further updates.