Nobody can understand the pain a family goes through when they have lost a loved one, especially when the loved one happens to be a mother of two young daughters. It's so much worse when the woman is also the first female superstar to ever grace the screens of Indian cinema and has a special place in all our hearts. Yesterday, during Sridevi's final journey, the nation teared up to see their beloved Sridevi being taken away from them, this time forever.
Expressing his pain over losing his wife and the mother of their daughters, Boney Kapoor took to Twitter to write a heartfelt note to his wife and the world. Read the note here.
— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) February 28, 2018
The moving letter was tweeted from Sridevi's official Twitter account. The members of the Kapoor family, including Sonam, Rhea and Mohit Marwah, also posted it on Instagram and thanked fans for the love and support shown during these trying times. The family also asked for a little private time to grieve without any media interference.
🙏 The past few days have been trying times for us as a family. Today, particularly, has been one of the hardest. We laid to rest a beautiful soul who has gone too soon. She leaves behind a legacy that is unique. Her talent was undeniable, her beauty unmatched and her ability to connect with the audience was legendary. Sri had the same connect with her family as well. The one thing that helped us all get through these last few days, was the amazing amount of love and support from everyone — be it her many colleagues, to her innumerable fans, her caring friends and loving family, from across the country and the world. This outpouring of love is the memory that we would like Khushi and Janhvi to have of their mother... a woman who was loved unquestionably by everyone. Let us all who loved Sri, envelope her two little ones, her life, as she often called them, with as much or more love than we gave Sri so that they can live their lives ahead with a little less ache in their hearts. Let us help them remember their mother fondly, with that beloved twinkle in her eyes, and help them build a life and be what Sri had dreamt for them. To the members of the media, we ask that you respect the privacy of the family and allow us the space to grieve. Sri lived her life with dignity and we implore, that you give her the same respect.
While we may not be able to help the family cope with their loss, we should give them what is rightfully theirs - privacy and respect. Sridevi did live her life with utmost dignity and honour and that is just how her death should be mourned, instead of turning it into a media fanfare.