The Indian film industry lost another gem in Sridevi as she passed away on February 24. The autopsy report revealed ‘accidental drowning in bathtub due to unconsciousness’ as the cause of her death. The whole world of Boney Kapoor and his daughters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor came crashing down since the news broke. The funeral of Sridevi took place on February 28 after her mortal remains was brought back on February 27 night from Dubai.
On Saturday afternoon, Boney Kapoor immersed Sridevi’s ashes in the sea at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. The producer was accompanied by his daughters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor. A photograph was seen doing the rounds of social media of the family along with their pandit. They performed the rituals before immersing the ashes in the sea.
Sridevi was in Dubai to attend Boney Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. Her untimely demise has left the Kapoor- Marwah- Ayyapan family in shock. As the family is grieving, they have urged to give them some privacy during this tragic time. Anil Kapoor had released a joint family statement after her last rites thanking everyone for sending condolences. He even requested to remember Sridevi for her work and the legacy she has left.
Boney Kapoor also released a statement which read, “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.”
Janhvi Kapoor, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Dhadak, took to her Instagram account on Saturday to remember her mom. Thanking everyone for sending love and respect to her late mom, she urged everyone to love their parents and cherish every moment with them. In a detailed emotional letter, she wrote, “Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that. Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.”
Sridevi was the first female superstar of the Indian film industry. Not just one, but the actress ruled in Hindi and South film industries. She began acting since the age of 4. The late actress became a household name during the 80s. She starred in several iconic films including Chandni, Chaalbaaz, Lamhe, Mr India, Judaai, Laadla to name a few. Her second innings surely got her great accolades as well. She made her comeback with English Vinglish. She was last seen in 2017 film Mom.