Today marks one year of actress Sridevi’s untimely demise in Dubai. The news shook the country and sending chills down the spine of fans and the film fraternity alike.
On Sridevi’s death anniversary on Sunday, elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor shared an emotional post on her Instagram page. “My heart will always be heavy. But I’ll always be smiling because it has you in it,” she wrote and shared an incomplete picture of herself holding her mother’s hand.
Comments on the post filled with sad emoticons and sweet messages in the memory of the MOM actress.
In an interview to Filmfare in 2018, Janhvi had revealed, “You know at the end of the day, we have the same blood in us. I don’t remember anything of those four months (between Sridevi’s death and Dhadak’s release) but I do remember that one day when we were sitting in Harsh (Anil Kapoor’s son) Bhaiya’s room and Arjun Bhaiya and Anshula (Arjun Kapoor’s sister) Didi came in — I think that was the one day when I felt like, ‘Ok maybe we might be okay’.”
She had added, “Whom could we rely on? So, Khushi and I found ourselves leaning on them. A strong trust was forged between us. They’re so chilled out, such gracious and strong people, who encourage you and are real with you. We’re blessed.”
Speaking to HT in October, 2018, Arjun had said, “It’s my job to be a good son to my father and the byproduct of that is I’ve managed to find two more sisters; they allow me to call them my sisters and that’s very large-hearted on their part.”
Sridevi died by accidentally drowning in the bathtub of her hotel room in Dubai last year. She is survived by her husband Boney Kapoor and two daughters Janhvi and Khushi. Sridevi died before she could watch Janhvi’s debut film Dhadak.
Sridevi was among the top actresses in the 70s, 80s and the 90s. In a career spanning five decades, Sridevi starred in 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam languages.
Sridevi was last seen in MOM, her 300th film, for which she was awarded Best Actress National Award posthumously. Sridevi had also received the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth highest civilian award, in 2013.
Bollywood remembering the evergreen actress:
From the film fraternity, actress Shabana Azmi remembered the late actress on her death anniversary, on Twitter, “A year already… Sridevi, you will live on through your work.”
Ajay Devgn expressed his sorrow of losing the legendary actress, and turning back to memories of the actress, he told Filmfare, “I have never worked with her but since my childhood I was in awe of her for the kind of actor that she was. From whatever interactions I had with her, I know the kind of human being that she was and I do not think anybody can replace her in the industry. Like I earlier also said, it is a loss which will never be filled up.”