The media coverage of actress Sridevi's death has provoked a furious tweet from her Chandni co-star Rishi Kapoor who has objected to the late star's remains being referred to as the 'body.'
Sridevi, just 54, died suddenly in Dubai where she was attending a family wedding with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi.
"All television channels reporting 'the body will be brought to Mumbai in the night.' Suddenly your individuality gets lost and becomes a mere body?" tweeted Rishi Kapoor angrily.
See his tweet:
How has Sridevi all of a sudden become the “body”? All television channels reporting “the body will be brought to Mumbai in the night!” Suddenly your individuality gets lost and becomes a mere body??— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 25, 2018
It's not the first time Mr Kapoor has tweeted about perceived disrespect for a deceased colleague.
Last April, he railed against the failure of younger actors to attend the last rites of Vinod Khanna, tweeting, "Shameful. Not one actor of this generation attended Vinod Khanna's funeral. And that too he has worked with them. Must learn to respect."