We miss her every minute: Boney Kapoor on Sridevi’s birth anniversary

Sridevi’s sudden death in Dubai on February 24 has left the nation shocked. On the eve of her birthday anniversary, Boney gets emotional.

“There are heroes and then there are legends, heroes get remembered but legends never die. Sri lives with us every day… not a minute goes by when we don’t miss her.” Monday will be Sridevi’s first birthday after her death.

Earlier, on their 22nd wedding anniversary in June, Boney Kapoor had shared a video of Sridevi and written, “Today would have been our 22nd wedding anniversary. Jaan... My wife, my soulmate, the epitome of love, grace , warmth and laughter lives within me forever...” (sic)

With heavy heart and tears in eyes, Boney Kapoor wrote after lighting her pyre.

"Losing a friend, wife and mother of two young daughters is a loss inexplicable in words. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers and all of you countless fans of my Sridevi who have stood by us like rocks. I am blessed to have the support and love of Arjun and Anshula, who have been such pillars of strength for myself, Khushi and Janhvi. Together, as a family we have tried to face this unbearable loss," read an excerpt from Boney Kapoor's letter.

"To the world she was their Chandni... the actor par excellence... their Sridevi... but to me she was my love, my friend, mother to our girls... my partner. To our daughters, she was their everything... their life. She was the axis around which our family ran."

“As we bid goodbye to my beloved wife and Janhvi and Khushi’s mama, I have a sincere request, please respect our need to grieve privately. If you need to talk about Sri, let it of the special memories that connect each of you to her. She was and is an actor that is irreplaceable. Love and respect her for that. That curtains never come down on an actor’s life, because they shine in the silver screen forever.

My only concern at this time is to protect my daughters and find a way to move forward without Sri. She was our life, our strength and the reason we always smiled. We love her beyond measure.

Rest in peace, my love. Our lives will not be the same again.

Sridevi died in a hotel in Dubai. She headed to Dubai to attend cousin Mohit Marwah’s wedding. With full state honour, she was cremated.