Late Bollywood actress Sridevi untimely passed away at age 54 on Saturday 24th February 2018, in Dubai due to accidental drowning.
Sridevi Kapoor was today cremated in Mumbai, India with full state honours earlier today. Her mortal remains were wrapped in the Indian flag tricolour at the Vile Parle crematorium.
Boney Kapoor performed the last rites at the Hindu ceremony. The couple’s daughters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor, were by his side, along with Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and other family members.
The family has released a further statement today through their social media account.
The statement reads, “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.”