Bollywood’s veteran actress Sridevi’s last rites were performed on Wednesday at Vile Parle Seva Samaj crematorium, where she was cremated with full state honours. Prior to that, a prayer meet was held at Celebrations Sports Complex where thousand of her fans and Bollywood celebs arrived to pay their last respects to the legendary actress.
Bollywood actors like Rekha, Sushmita Sen, Shahid Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Ajay Devgn among others came to pay their homage to India's first female superstar.
Among the array of celebs was superstar Shah Rukh Khan who arrived to pay his respects to the actress who left us all too soon. Reflecting on the sudden demise of screen legend Sridevi, SRK has written an emotional and insightful post on Twitter.
SRK wrote, "How can one not just feel love & beauty & be grateful for a life that became a part of yours in some small way by making it prettier....isn't it just easier to feel love & give towards that life, even in death...the comfort of appreciation and gratitude."
How can one not just feel love & beauty & be grateful for a life that became a part of yours in some small way by making it prettier....isn’t it just easier to feel love & give towards that life, even in death...the comfort of appreciation and gratitude.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 28, 2018
For the uninitiated, Shah Rukh Khan has shared the screen space with Sridevi in the 1996 film Army. Interestingly, Sridevi shot for a special appearance in Shah Rukh's upcoming film with Aanand L Rai titled Zero. The film is slated to hit the theatres on Christmas this year and we'll get to see our beloved 'Hawa Hawai' on the silver screens once again.
On a related note, after Sridevi's funeral, her husband Boney Kapoor wrote an emotional letter for his wife. Boney shared a long heartfelt note through Sridevi’s Twitter handle after the actress’ family issued a joint statement and asked space to grieve.
Here is the complete statement of Boney Kapoor:
Below is Sridevi's family statement:
🙏 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.