Sridevi’s sudden demise last year left the whole country in shock. Sridevi, who was considered the first lady superstar of Bollywood, breathed her last on 24 February last year. Ahead of the first death anniversary of the late veteran actress, she is fondly remembered by Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.
In a recent interview to zoomtv.com, Sonam remembered Sridevi and shared her childhood memories with her. She was quoted saying,
“I think my favourite film of hers is Mr India. And my childhood memory of hers is her living with me in my house for many many years. And her letting me watch Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke on her television in her bedroom. I’ll never forget that.”
Last year, Sridevi was cremated with state honours and Sonam Kapoor and her other family members released a statement remembering the late veteran actress and thanking well wishers and fans for support at such a time.
The statement read,
“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.”
Sridevi died in Dubai due to accidental drowning in the bathtub of her hotel room.