Deepika Padukone Hugs Boney Kapoor At Sridevi Biography Launch. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Veteran actress Sridevi’s sudden demise was a shock for the entire nation. The actress died on February 24, 2018, due to accidental drowning in a bathtub in Dubai. She had flown to Dubai to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. On Monday, Sridevi’s biography was launched by her husband Boney Kapoor and actress Deepika Padukone. Titled ‘Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess', the book has been written by author-screenwriter Satyarth Nayak and is approved by the late actor's producer husband.
Videos and pictures from the event have been shared online. In the pictures, Deepika can be seen consoling and hugging Boney Kapoor as he got emotional at the launch.
In a video, the Padmaavat actress can be seen making a speech at the event. ''I think this evening for me is bittersweet. We miss her. But at the same time, I feel extremely honoured that the family gave me this opportunity.” Deepika added that the Kapoors have always been big champions of her work. “Without fail, for every movie of mine that released, they would send me a personal message,'' she said.
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Kajol has penned the foreword of the book on the life and times of cinema legend Sridevi. "I have grown up watching Sridevi's superstardom on film-sets and her magic on the big screen. She is an institution of acting and will forever remain my most favourite icon. So happy Penguin gave me this opportunity to write this foreword," Kajol had said in a statement.
Sridevi is considered as the first female superstar of Indian cinema and has worked in more than 300 films in a career spanning five decades. The actress was last seen in MOM which also starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a pivotal role. She was honoured with a posthumous National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in MOM.