Jhanvi Kapoor fondly remembers Sridevi on her first death anniversaryby Shruthi Venkatesh February 26 2019, 3:49 pm Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 53 secs
It’s been a year since we lost the legendary actress, Sridevi. Her untimely death was a shocker. On February 25, 2018, India woke up to the tragic news that Bollywood’s most loved female superstar Sridevi was no more. She was pronounced dead in Dubai on February 24 2018, at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, marking the first death anniversary of Sridevi, the Kapoor family held a special puja at the heroine’s Chennai home earlier this month. Sridevi’s husband, Boney Kapoor stepped forward to honour his wife by auctioning her Kota sari online for the Concern India Foundation, a charitable trust which has programmes for the benefit of women, children, the differently abled, the underprivileged and the elderly and works in the fields of education, health and community development. The bid started at Rs 40,000 a few days ago, it is now underway and had last reached Rs 130,000.
Bollywood paid tribute to the actress who owned every inch of the Indian Cinema in the 80s and 90s. Madhuri Dixit has assented to portray the role originally meant for Sridevi in the upcoming Karan Johar - produced film Kalank. Madhuri took to her social media to share a heartfelt message as a tribute to Sridevi. She wrote, “Just a year ago today, Bollywood lost a true gem! Remembering the late #Sridevi ji on her first death anniversary. You left behind a void that can never be filled. Thank you for inspiring all of us”.
Her beloved elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor wrote: “My heart will always be heavy. But I’ll always be smiling because it has you in it”. Anil Kapoor tweeted “An unbearable loss is only made bearable through fond memories...We miss you #Sridevi. A whole lot”.
“Will always remember the good times”, sister-in-law Maheep Kapoor recalled with affection.
“A year already.. #Sridevi. You will live on through your work..” close family friend Shabana Azmi posted.
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“When I was just starting out in my career, she was so supportive, so encouraging.. getting to choreograph a Sridevi show or a song for her was like a dream.. no wonder I never got awed or star-struck with any other star in my entire career because I started frm the TOP!” Farah Khan remembered. “There never was n never will be anyone like SRIDEVI.. love her always (this photo is frm 1994- world tour)”, Farah added, posting a picture.
“Still can't get over that this bundle of life, of energy, of love, left us when she has so much much more to give @SrideviBKapoor”, wrote Shekhar Kapur, who directed Sridevi in Mr India.
“I miss #Sridevi. She was one of the finest actresses I worked with anywhere in the world”, noted Anupam Kher, who worked with her in Lamhe and many other films.
“Mourning this day as the one year to the sad demise of Chandini of Bollywood... my tributes to Late Sridevi Ji who is immortal deep inside our hearts”, Anup Jalota tweeted.
“Fondly remembering Sridevi, legendary actress, on her death anniversary. She is gone too soon”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
Sridevi’s loss is a loss none of us will ever get over, the Legend that she was.