Late actress Sridevi’s family — including husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Khushi and Janhvi — have released a joint statement thanking the film fraternity and their fans and well-wishers for their support, prayers and sensitivity.
“We thank the film fraternity, media, fans of late Sridevi Kapoor and all the well-wishers for their prayers, support and sensitivity during our moment of immense grief. We request you to kindly join us in paying our last respect to a remarkable actor, beloved wife and loving mother,” the statement read.
Sridevi’s mortal remains are presently being flown in from Dubai. Her condolence meeting followed by the funeral and last rites will be held tomorrow (February 28) in Mumbai.
Sridevi passed away on the night of February 24 in her hotel room in Dubai due to ‘accidental drowning’. Sridevi was in Dubai for her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. She was accompanied by husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi. Her elder daughter Janhvi couldn't make it to the wedding since she was shooting for her debut film, Dhadak, in Mumbai.
Sridevi was born in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi in 1963 and appeared as a child artiste in several films including Poompatta, Bhakta Kumbara and Julie.
She has featured in multilingual films including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.
She made her debut in Bollywood with Solva Sawan in 1978 and is the star of films like Sadma, Himmatwala, Ghar Sansar, Suhaagan and Judaai.
Sridevi made a comeback with 2012's English Vinglish and last appeared in Mom released in 2017.