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Jahnvi breaks down as Boney remembers Sridevi

August 14, 2018 11:38 IST

His children Arjun and Anshula from his late first wife Mona, Boney Kapoor revealed, have been his strength through these tough times.
'The way they have accepted Janhvi and Khushi... That has made me feel very relieved.'

IMAGE: Boney Kapoor and his daughters Jhanvi and Khushi marked the first August 13th they have known without a wife and mother. Photograph: PTI Photo

Remembering Sridevi on her 55th birth anniversary, Boney Kapoor felt the void she had left could never be replaced, but the memories she has left behind is something the family can live by.

"Today this vacuum, this void, cannot be replaced, but the good wishes and the goodwill that she has left behind is something that we can live with... She is with me, in my memories...with my children," a teary-eyed Boney told reporters in New Delhi.

"I feel the loss of her every second of my life. This is something that we have to live with. Unfortunately, she was snatched away from us sooner than anybody expected," he added.

The producer was in the capital, along with his daughters Janhvi and Khushi, for a Sridevi retrospective organised by the Films Division, information and broadcasting ministry.

Boney thanked close friend Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who was the guest of honour, for organising the retrospective. Also present on the occasion was actress Jayapradha who acted together with Sridevi in 16 films.

Sadma, Chandni, Lamhe, English Vinglish, Mom will be screened at the two-day event.

IMAGE: Kushi Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, politician Amar Singh and Janhvi Kapoor. Photograph: PTI Photo

"She wanted to do a film in Bengali too," Boney said, adding, "She was keen to do films in all the Indian languages."

"I admire her sincerity, dedication and the understanding with which she played every character. Her biggest USP was that she never tried to act, but would disappear in a character," Boney added.

 

IMAGE: Boney Kapoor. Photograph: PTI Photo

Boney said it took him 10 or 12 years to win her heart.

"I fell in love with her when I saw her for the first time on the screen. It was one sided love since the beginning. I chased her in the sense that I went to Chennai to sign her, but unfortunately she was not available at that time. I was in awe of her, her work," he said.

"The aura that she had created around as an actor was something that I admired. Maybe, all these reasons contributed to me falling in head over heels for her," he said.

"My love story with Sridevi is an open book. Whatever matters of the heart that can be shared is all in the public domain. What is most close (about her) will remain in the heart. That's my support system for life," he added.

IMAGE: Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor. Photograph: PTI Photo

His children Arjun and Anshula from his late first wife Mona, Boney revealed, have been his strength through these tough times.

"The way they have accepted Janhvi and Khushi... That has made me feel very relieved. My four children are my strength," he said.

Janhvi, who found it difficult to keep herself together as her dad recalled the life he shared with her mum, broke down in her father's arms as they left the premises.

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