“I’ve just returned from the prayer meeting. She was looking like a radiant beautiful bride…I almost felt like she was acting for a film and she would soon wake up…I’ve known Boney Kapoor and Sridevi for many years. He always advises me on what films to make and not make. As for Sridevi we met very often. She was very close to me and Dharamji is also very fond of her. I don’t know why on Sunday night I woke up at 2.30 am and checked my phone. There was a barrage of messages telling me Sridevi was no more. I prayed it was a prank. But it was not.
The suffering that Boney’s family has now gone through. To first lose her and then to be subjected to that whole experience of getting her back to Mumbai from Dubai…My God! Boney is shattered beyond the limits of grief. My heart reaches out to the two girls Jahnvi and Khushi. I am the mother of two daughters. I know what it means to have two teenage daughters growing up. And to not have a mother around! A section of the media has been extremely insensitive and brutal. At a time like this when the family is suffering so much how can they be so cruel and mean? We as a film fraternity are one family and we strongly object to this kind of intrusive and vulgar journalism.
You have to see how what the family is going through to understand how much sensitivity they need in this hour of crisis. Dharamji is shattered. He has worked with Sridevi in a few films. He cried like a baby when he heard of her death. Aisa kaise ho sakta hai? He kept asking. That’s what we are all wondering. How can this happen? There is a lesson to be learnt for all of us. Be kind to everyone. Live life truthfully and compassionately. And treat every day like the last day of your life.”