A lot has been said and done about Sridevi’s sudden demise. From blaming alcohol to even accusing her husband Boney Kapoor, speculations have been making the rounds since the day she passed away. But the fact is that we lost our first female superstar and that is irreversible.
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Her funeral that took place yesterday was just another proof of how loved she was. Thousands of her fans gathered along with the who’s who of the Bollywood industry to bid their final goodbye.
The cinema icon was given a state funeral with her body wrapped in the tricolor and a gun salute by the Mumbai Police.
State honours at Sridevi’s funeral, thousands mourn her https://t.co/3tMba1UIAl via @etimes pic.twitter.com/eeihjtEhsq
— Times of India (@timesofindia) February 28, 2018
Post the funeral, Boney Kapoor penned down a heart-wrenching letter to express his feelings on losing Sridevi. He also thanked the media, Sridevi’s fans for their constant support and also mentioned Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor for being the family’s ‘pillars of strength’ during this tough time.
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor (2nd L) looks on as he stands next to the body of actress #Sridevi carried in a truck during her funeral procession in Mumbai, India, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas pic.twitter.com/VTlf3merdw
— VOA DEEWA (@voadeewa) February 28, 2018
He also made a request for letting the family grieve privately and ended the letter with: “Our lives will never be the same again.”
The statement was posted by him via Sridevi’s twitter account. Read the full letter here:
— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) February 28, 2018
Before Boney’s letter, the family of the deceased actor also issued another emotional statement:
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 28, 2018
Both the letters have left all her fans in tears and although we would never be able to feel exactly what the family is going through, we have to say that without Sridevi, Bollywood too, will never be the same.