The nation has been grieving the loss of first female superstar, Sridevi. The actress, who was 54, passed away on Saturday night in Dubai. After all the formalities were completed in Dubai, Sridevi was finally brought to India last night. The last rites were carried on Wednesday afternoon amid massive security and fan frenzy. The Kapoor, Ayyapan and Marwah families are crushed over the untimely demise of Sridevi.
Boney Kapoor performed the last rites of his late wife, Sridevi. Post the cremation, the producer finally has released a public statement. As the family is grieving and trying to come to the terms that Sridevi is no more, Boney has requested to give their privacy at this tragic time. The official statement, which was released via Sridevi's Twitter account, read as, “Losing a friend, wife and mother of your two young daughters is a loss inexplicable in words. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers and all of you countless fans of my Sridevi who have stood by us like rocks. 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.
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 their everything….their life. She was the axis around which our family ran.
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. The curtains never come down on an actor’s life, because they shine of the silver screen forever.
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.
Sridevi was the first female superstar of the Indian film industry. Not just one, but the actress ruled in Hindi and South film industries. Acting from the age of 4, she 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.