Revealed: Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s hidden love story
We all know that Sridevi was married to filmmaker Boney Kapoor in a hush-hush ceremony but least we knew the fact how and when they fell for each other. Boney Kapoor gets candid and discloses how he fell for Sridevi and his love at first sight story. The filmmaker revealed that he is still in love with Sri madly.
"I fell in love with Sri (Sridevi) when I watched her
Tamil film during the late 1970s. After watching her film, I wanted to know
more about her," Boney Kapoor told reporters much to the embarrassment of his
"I had especially gone to Chennai at her house to meet her, but she was
shooting in Singapore.
I returned to Mumbai disheartened," he added.
Boney accompanied his wife Sridevi, who was in the capital to attend the India Today Women Summit 2013.
Looking beautiful in a red embroidered sari, the Chandni actress made ample of fruitless attempts to stop Boney Kapoor from divulging any more details about their romance.
But he did not stop and continued, "After some time, I watched Sri's Solva Sawan (1979). I desperately wanted to meet her. I wanted her to work with me. One day I went to meet her on the set (of a movie). Sri is an introvert. She doesn't talk to strangers. She talked to me in half broken English and Hindi and just said that her mother takes care of her professional matters."
Boney Kapoor also said that he signed Sridevi for ‘Mr India’ for Rs 11 lakh. During those time, Sri’s mother used to handle her work and she asked Boney Rs 10 lakh to sign the film.
"When she asked for Rs 10 lakh, I offered her Rs 11 lakh because I wanted to be close to Sri. Her mother was completely impressed with me. Sri was the highest paid actresses of that time and she later confessed to me that she thought I was a crazy producer who was offering more than what she had asked for," said Boney Kapoor.
During the film’s shooting, he made sure that Sridevi feels comfortable and so he roped in his brother Anil Kapoor for the movie.
"I made sure she was comfortable on the set (of Mr
India). I personally took care of everything. There were no vanity vans at
that time, but I arranged for a separate make-up room for her. Gradually, she
felt comfortable with me."
Later Sridevi acted in Boney Kapoor’s Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja and Judaai.
The filmmaker was so madly in love with the actress that he headed to Switzerland while she was shooting for ‘Chandni’, he had gone to Switzerland especially to see her "because I wanted to be close to her".
"After coming back, I told my first wife (Mona Shourie) what I had felt for Sri," he said and added when Sridevi's) mother died, "I was there with her all the time."
"When she finished shooting for Lamhe, her father passed away. We came close to each other slowly. I supported her throughout.
"Even she was there for me always. She is not only a talented actress, but a fabulous wife and mother. She still lives in her own world and doesn't get into controversies. Even after so many years of our marriage, I am still madly in love with her."
The couple has two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi.