The sudden and unfortunate demise of Sridevi left the Tinseltown in shock and grief. Many fellow actors were close to the late actress, and the news of her death left them sad and heartbroken. One such actress, who shared a good rapport with Sridevi, is Deepika Padukone.
Padukone, a leading name in the industry, was very close to Sridevi and shared a special bond with the beautiful actress. The duo never did any project together, apart from an advertisement for a soap brand, but was always seen smiling, chatting and hugging each other at events.
In an interview, Deepika Padukone revealed a secret about her relationship with Sridevi. Calling her a ‘mother figure’, the actress said:
My relationship with Sridevi was beyond the movies. She was like a mother figure to me. After every single film of mine after Love Aaj Kal, I would get a call from Boney Kapoor and after he congratulated me, Sri would come on the line.
She also revealed that she had spoken to the late actress before she left for the UAE. She added:
I developed a sense of familiarity and comfort with her. A few days before she left for Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE, she spoke to me. Between us it was, ‘I know who you are but I also know the person’.
In the same interview, Deepika also spoke about her alleged boyfriend Ranveer Singh and said that she is extremely protective of him. The couple will reportedly marry this year in Switzerland, however, nothing has been made official yet, as they never accepted their relationship in public.