Spoke to Sridevi the night she died, recalls Manish Malhotra


Ace designer and good friend of the late actress Sridevi, Manish Malhotra recalled Sridevi, who passed away suddenly, giving a big shock to the film industry, her close ones and fans.

Manish have known Sridevi for 28 years and he could not come to the terms that she is no more today. Manish Malhotra in conversation with Vogue, a famous magazine revealed that he spoke to Sridevi the night she died. They also discussed about Janhvi’s debut film.

“This is the first time I’ve lost someone so close, and it feels surreal. I’d known her for 28 years. We were at a wedding together and then, out of nowhere, her sister Srilatha was handing me a silk sari for her funeral. I spoke to her the night she passed away. We talked about everything under the sun, from Janhvi’s film, how beautiful Khushi looked at the wedding to even what she had eaten earlier that day. Even now, so many days later, I still expect my phone to ring, and to hear her discuss an outfit or a project which we can work on together,” he wrote.

Sridevi died in a hotel room in Dubai when she went to attend a family wedding with her family.

He also revealed that Sridevi was never into gossip or bad-mouthing anyone. “I realise gossip never entered our conversations. We talked about clothes, food, movies—all the good things in life. She never wished ill upon anyone, or remarked upon her contemporaries.” He added that Sridevi treated commercial and art-house cinema with equal grace and respect, “it didn’t matter if it was a silly scene, a song or a path-breaking performance. If she committed to something, it deserved respect,” he said.

Manish is now designing Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi's outfits for her debut film, Manish added, “It’s funny how life comes full circle. I used to make little cholis and ghagras for the girls when they were younger. Now I’m working with Janhvi on her debut. Much like her mother, she’s a bundle of talent and discipline.”

Janhvi is debuting with Bollywood movie 'Dhadak', a Hindi remake of Marathi hit film 'Sairat' opposite Ishaan Khatter.