Sridevi passed away on 24 February in Dubai, where she had gone for the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah. Sridevi was accompanied by her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi, while her eldest Jhanvi stayed back in Mumbai as she was shooting for debut film Dhadak. Apparently, as soon as her producer/mentor Karan Johar got the news of Sridevi’s demise, he straight away went to Jhanvi and took her to Anil Kapoor’s house where the rest of her family gathered.
No one should expect a 20 year old girl to be consolable regarding a very sudden demise of her mother and neither must have been Jhavi. Apparently, Karan stayed with her all the time through this till her family was there to make sure the situation stays in control. Sridevi trusted Karan to launch her daughter’s career which is how Dhadak happened to also co stars Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter. Due to the film’s shoot Jhanvi could not attend Mohit’s wedding and Sridevi’s body has still not been transferred to Mumbai and is expected to arrive in a chartered plane late in the evening.
Arjun Kapoor left is shoot of Namastey England and directly came to Mumbai where the funeral rites will take place. A very similar sad accident has already occurred in the family where 2 months before Arjun Kapoor’s debut film Ishaaqzaade, he lost his mother Mona Kapoor to cancer. Mona was Boney Kapoor’s first wife and he has experienced this grief before in his life. Mirroring the unfortunate incident, Jhanvi’s film Dhadak is suppose to come out in July and only months before her mother left this world. She will never be able to see the first film of her daughter. Sridevi quit films in 1997 at the peak of her career because she had given birth to Jhanvi and wanted to raise her without any work schedule pressure.