On the demise of legendary actress Shree devi, her husband Boney Kapoor and elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor have a released a joint statement. “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. Fans have gathered outside Anil Kapoor’s house in large number as they are waiting for Shree devi’s mortal remains to arrive.
According to the reports her body is being flown from Dubai to Mumbai after completing the entire procedure and her last rites will take place on 28 February followed by a prayer meeting. Many Hindi film stars including Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif have arrived there to pay their respect as she was truly iconic. Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan also showed up in the house to be a part in the tough time of grief as her demise was very sudden, which is making it almost impossible to fathom by those who knew her.
Shree devi had worked in all major film industries in the country including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Her fan following truly has a pan-India reach as she has been acting for 50 years despite of being 54 years in age. Her persona was reclusive in general with people around but as soon as the camera turned on she would perform the most hilarious scenes in a go. Charisma and enigma was just in-built in her personality which fascinated people in Hindi cinema for two decades before she announced her retirement post the birth of Jhanvi Kapoor. Jhanvi was not with her at the time of death because she was in Mumbai shooting for debut film Dhadak though Shree devi is not here to see it.