Shah Rukh Khan posted a note on his Twitter handle after Sridevi’s funeral.
Actress Sridevi was cremated with full state honours on Wednesday at Pawan Hans Crematorium. Her passing has left behind a nation, a plethora of fans and her dear family in an emotional turmoil. The entire Bollywood fraternity was seen grieving her demise. After the final rites of the legendary actress’ were concluded, her Army co-star, Shah Rukh Khan posted an emotional message in her memory. He 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.”
In her final journey, Bollywood came out in full force to pay homage to the actress, who left behind a legacy that very few will be able to match. Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rekha, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada, Hema Malini, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, John Abraham, Suniel Shetty, Jeetendra, Jackie Shroff and many others flocked in to pay their last respects to the Chandni star.
A sea of fans had gathered outside The Celebration Sports Club in Andheri from as early as 4 am on Wednesday, waiting to catch one last glimpse of Sridevi. The mortal remains were kept at the club, minutes away from her Lokhandwala home, so that fans could pay their last respects to the star who had enthralled them for the past four decades. More than 200 policemen were present at the venue to keep the teeming crowd in check. The hall had three entry points – one each for VIPs, the media, and the public.
After a few rituals, Boney Kapoor preformed the mukhaagni [last rites] bidding the final adieu to his wife, Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan (Sridevi).
As an important chapter of his life came to an end, Boney issued a statement saying, “I am blessed to have the support of Arjun and Anshula [Kapoor, Boney’s children], who have been such pillars of strength for myself, Khushi and Janhvi. Together as a family we have tried to face this unbearable loss… To the world she was their Chandni, but to me she was my love, mother to our girls… She was the axis around which our family ran… Rest in peace, my love.”
The 54-year old actor passed away in Dubai on the night of February 24, where she had gone to attend nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding with family.
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