On February 25 morning, the nation woke up to the shocking news of veteran actress Sridevi passing away. While many initially thought it was a hoax, they soon realized that the Sri ji was no more and that she had died in the wee hours of the night.
Known as India’s first female superstar, Sridevi’s untimely death was a huge shock not only to her fans but to the industry as well.
She had worked in the Indian movie industry for over five decades and over the years had inspired hundreds if not thousands of people to take up the field.
While we still reel from the news about her death, the development of the past few days has nothing but shocking. Sri, who many initially thought to have died of a heart attack, had died due to ‘accidental drowning’ according to her autopsy report.
The report, which also stated that there was nothing suspicious about her death, was soon misused by the India media to character assassinate Sri and used as a tool to spin conspiracy theories.
The three delay in releasing the Sridevi’s mortal remains only added fuel to fire and TV channels were soon playing the blame game to point fingers at her husband for her death.
While her fans and followers immediately slammed the media channels for doing so, the level they had gone to was shocking and of utter disbelief.
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— Karnika Kohli (@KarnikaKohli) February 26, 2018
The chaos only grew people’s concern for Sridevi’s two young daughters Janhvi and Khushi, who had not only lost their mother suddenly at such a young age but had also had to witness the utter madness following her death.
While the experience could have left them bitter and angry at media and fans, their latest joint statement only shows their maturity and how well they both have been raised by their parents.
The statement, which they released along with their father Bonney Kapoor, not only thanks Sridevi’s fans, followers and the fraternity but also thanked the media who were nothing but out of control all this time.
“We thank the film fraternity, media, fans of late Sridevi Kapoor and all the well-wishers for their prayers, support and sensitivity during our moment of immense grief. We request you to kindly join us in paying our last respect to a remarkable actor, beloved wife and loving mother.”
Goodbye Sri Ji, while you have gone, you have left an incredible legacy behind you, one which would soon be carried forward by your daughters.