Shahrukh, Deepika, attend Juhi Chawla’s brother’s funeral
Juhi Chawla’s brother Bobby Chawla passed away yesterday at Mumbai Jaslok hospital after a massive heart attack and the funeral was attended by stars like Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Farah Khan and many others. Bobby who was the former CEO of Shahrukh Khan’s production house Red Chillies Productions was in coma for four long years. On hearing the news, Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone who was in Chennai for ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ music launch rushed to Mumbai to pay their last respect to Bobby.
Juhi, who was recently seen in
`Gulaab Gang` and received rave reviews for her negative role, took to Twitter
to express herself. @iam_juhi: This is the perfect screenplay ...look at how my
brother timed it ... He gave me the biggest gift of my lifetime ...saw its
release ... And
Superstar Shahrukh Khan, posted: @iamsrk “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” May Allah bless my friends soul.
Farah Khan, who is close to Juhi family wrote: @TheFarahKhan Bobbychawla,u leave us for a better place..
Bobby was cremated at the Banganga Crematorium here on Sunday evening.
“He passed away in the morning,” said a source from the hospital.
Celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anubhav Sinha and Farah Khan were present during the cremation.
Film writer Ombar Qureshi condoled Bobby’s death.
“Bobby Chawla – always smiling always affable. You will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to Juhi and all the family. Strength be with you.”
Juhi was very much attached to her
brother; she once said in an interview, "My emotional anchor was my mom.
But I lost her in a car accident a year after my marriage. A few years later,
my dad became sick and I lost him too.
My brother Bobby is eight years older than me. As kids, he and I would fight like cats and dogs. He would often push me and I would go flying and would hate him for it. He initially moved to Delhi to work, but then returned to Mumbai to build a career. After losing her, my brother became my anchor and I thought he would be there with me through thick and thin, but he has been in coma for a few years now. My husband Jai is today my anchor in every way and I am most attached to my children, Jai and my in-laws. What Jai cannot solve for me, I leave it to time to sort itself. I was broken when I lost my mum and then again, when my brother fell ill. I became spiritual. I questioned many things and am still questioning. Sometimes I feel scared that there is no one sitting up there. Of course, I also hold on more to my family and value them even more now."