Bollywood’s first ever female superstar Sridevi’s last rites were performed in Mumbai’s Vile Parle crematorium on Wednesday. The beautiful actress left for her heavenly abode on Saturday in Dubai.
The Nagina star who had 300 films to her credit was cremated with full state honours. Her untimely demise sent the fraternity and fans into shock who still can’t believe their ‘Chandni’ is no more.
The Kapoor, Marwah and Ayyappan family on Wednesday released a joint statement thanking friends and fans for their constant love support throughout the tragedy.
The statement read, ‘’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’’.
‘’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’’, added the statement.
‘’Let us all who loved Sri, envelop 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’’.
‘’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’’.
The statement also had a message for the media fraternity who were busy speculating the death of the veteran actress.
‘’To the members of 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."
Sridevi who had a star-studded career has left behind a rich legacy. The Himmatwala actress is survived by her husband Boney Kapoor and two daughters Janhvi and Khushi.