Sridevi has left a void in the film industry and the hearts of fans, her family and friends that cannot be filled. She has been an inspiration for many actresses and a power house performer. What has shocked everyone is that she was hale and hearty and young. The untimely death has come as a shock and most are still finding it hard to believe at what has just happened. Hema Malini, who has been a close friend of the actress is shocked and deeply saddened as well. In an interview to a news channel, she recalled her last meeting with veteran actress and said how it was an evening full of cheerful banter.
“We met at the Padmaavat screening and she looked lovely, happy and healthy and was her usual chirpy self,” no wonder then the news of her sudden death has been unexpected and a little hard to believe for Hema Malini. She also recalled how Sridevi and Boney Kapoor had been instrumental in launching her daughter Esha Deol in the film industry (Koi Mere Dil Se Poocche – 2002). And now with her own daughter Janhvi Kapoor gearing up for her maiden film, discussions on the same were inevitable.
Hema Malini recalls, “She was most excited and nervous too about Janhvi’s debut. She expressed how she cannot wait to see her little girl take her first steps into Bollywood. Sri also said she was proud of her daughter for taking care of herself and putting in her 100 per cent in her first film (Dhadak).” Alas, the actress will not be able to see her daughter grace the big screen.
Incidentally, while Sridevi had been in UAE and Dubai the last few days to attend the wedding in the family, Janhvi couldn’t accompany her since she was busy prepping for the next schedule of Dhadak. We cannot even imagine what the daughter must be going through right now.