Sridevi lived in pain, she was not in peace

Sridevi’s uncle Venugopal Reddy had made a shocking statement post the death of the actress. In an exclusive interview with a Telugu news channel, he claimed that his niece passed away in anguish.

He further said that Boney Kapoor went through financial crisis due to some flop movies he produced and he sold Sridevi’s properties to make the losses. Due to such family problems, Sridevi was in grief and not living in peace.

He told the channel, "What we knew was Boney Kapoor lost a lot of money in few films and they sold Sridevi's properties to make up for the losses. And Sridevi always had that pain in her heart. Sridevi lived in pain and passed away with a lot of pain in her heart. She was not at peace. She wore a smile on her face for the world but she went through a lot inside her."

Sridevi's sister Srilatha's stoic silence over the matter gave rise to many rumours but her husband, Sanjay Ramaswami has now issued a statement refuting all claims surrounding the actress's troubled marriage and family tiff.

The statement read as, “I have been married to Srilatha ( Sridevi's sister) for 28 years and never once have we heard of this individual Venugopal Reddy. The family is in grief and chooses to not make any comments through this painful time.  There is no truth to this man's claims and the entire family is in support of Boney Kapoor and are with him through this challenging phase. Some sections of the media questioned my wife's silence and attributed all kinds of ridiculous allegations. I am sure that they have loved ones that they lost. Did they stand up on the wall and shout. We mourn in silence and do not seek any publicity and that should not be misconstrued. We are a very close knit family. Sridevi was an inspiration to all of us and all in the family loved her very much".

Meanwhile, the Tamil film industry paid a tribute to Sridevi by hosting a prayer meet and it was attended by Boney Kapoor, two daughters Janhvi, Khushi and many film fraternities of South paid their last respect to the actress.