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Iconic and the legendary actress, Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan a.k.a. Sridevi Kapoor was cremated with the state honours on February 28, 2018. It is still hard to believe for the nation that their beloved actress is no more. No one can imagine Bollywood without her. She had reigned the industry for 50 years, the first female superstar whose charming dancing skills, cinematic prowess and mesmerising beauty made every generation her fan.
After the last rites of the Bollywood icon Sridevi, her husband Boney Kapoor tweeted an emotional note on losing his wife and his daughters’ mother, through Sridevi’s official Twitter account. The tweet said, “Losing a friend, wife and mother of your two daughters is a loss inexplicable in words... 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.”
For his better-half, he wrote, "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." It further stated, “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.”
As a father, his major concern is now to protect their daughters and give them strength to move forward. He wrote, “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.” (Check Out: Last Pictures And Video Of Sridevi From Mohit Marwah's Wedding In Dubai)
A joint statement was also released on behalf of the Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family, on February 2, 2018. Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and other family members posted it on their social media accounts. The post said, “The past few days have been trying times for us as a family. Today, particularly, has been one of the hardest. We laid to rest a beautiful soul who has gone too soon. She leaves behind a legacy that is unique. Her talent was undeniable, her beauty unmatched and her ability to connect with the audience was legendary. Sri had the same connect with her family as well.”
It further stated, “The one thing that helped us all get through these last few days, was the amazing amount of love and support from everyone — be it her many colleagues, to her innumerable fans, her caring friends and loving family, from across the country and the world. This outpouring of love is the memory that we would like Khushi and Janhvi to have of their mother... a woman who was loved unquestionably by everyone. Let us all who loved Sri, envelope her two little ones, her life, as she often called them, with as much or more love than we gave Sri so that they can live their lives ahead with a little less ache in their hearts.”
They also requested all the Sridevi fans to shower love and blessings to her daughters, Janhvi and Khushi. “Let us help them remember their mother fondly, with that beloved twinkle in her eyes, and help them build a life and be what Sri had dreamt for them. To the members of the media, we ask that you respect the privacy of the family and allow us the space to grieve. Sri lived her life with dignity and we implore, that you give her the same respect.”
Boney Kapoor’s son and Janhvi and Khushi’s step-sibling, Arjun and Anshula have proved to be the strong pillar for the family. According to Bollywood Life, a source said, “Arjun has been there for Khushi and Janhvi, who are totally inconsolable ever since the news was broken to them. Even though he has not been very close to them, but now in these times, he has become the man of the family as he is looking after everything, right from the paperwork to the funeral arrangements. Not just Janhvi and Khushi, he is by his father’s side, who is emotionally crumbled.”
We wish more strength to Boney, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor!