Indian film industry lost a gem on 24 February 2018. Sridevi’s sudden demise left the whole nation shocked. But, the pain her family is going through is unmatchable. The actress spent almost five decades working in the glamorous world. Thousands of her fans gathered to pay their last respect to the iconic star. The last few images of Sridevi is all that her fans have. Three days after her death, the actress returned to her home for the last time. Her mortal remains were then taken to proceed the last rituals.
Bollywood’s Chandi was a Padma Shri awardee and therefore the actress was given the state honor. Everyone gathered with teary eyes to see the star taking her last ride in a huge truck decorated the way she wanted to. Sridevi once expressed that she wants everything to be white when she dies and that’s what her family did.
After saying the final goodbye to his wife, Boney Kapoor finally opened up about his emotions. Posting a heartwrenching letter via Sridevi’s Twitter account, Boney made Sridevi’s fans feel the pain he is going through. The pain of Sridevi’s family is unmatchable and this letter reflects the same.
Talking about the biggest loss of his life, Boney wrote,
“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, 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 on 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.
Boney Kapoor “
We cannot take away her family’s pain but we can surely give them time collect the broken pieces of their hearts. The way famous media portals covered Sridevi’s death was beyond expectation and shameful. Rather than digging the past we should respect the dead and let her rest in peace.