- Sridevi was cremated with full state honours in Mumbai, on Wednesday
- Her last onscreen appearance (posthumous) will be in SRK's Zero
- Sridevi died at 54, in Dubai
Here's what Shah Rukh Khan posted on Twitter:
How can one not just feel love & beauty & be grateful for a life that became a part of yours in some small way by making it prettier....isn't it just easier to feel love & give towards that life, even in death...the comfort of appreciation and gratitude.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) February 28, 2018
Sridevi and Shah Rukh Khan were paired in 1996 film Army. Sridevi's last appearance (posthumous) would be in SRK's forthcoming film Zero, which also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
On Wednesday morning, a condolence meet was held at Celebrations Sports Complex, Lokhandwala, where several of her Bollywood colleagues had arrived to get a last glimpse of the actress. Rekha, Sushmita Sen, Shahid Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Ajay Devgn among others came to pay their homage to India's first female superstar.
After Sridevi's funeral, her family issued a statement requesting to let her family grieve in private. "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," read an excerpt from the statement, posted on social media by Sridevi's family, including brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, nieces Sonam and Rhea, nephews Harshvradhan, Mohit Marwah and other family members.
Read the full statement here:
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's husband Boney Kapoor penned an emotional letter in her memory. "To the world she was their Chandni... the actor par excellence... their Sridevi... but to me she was my love, my friend, mother to our girls... my partner. To our daughters, she was their everything... their life. She was the axis around which our family ran," read an excerpt from the letter.
Here's what he said:
Sridevi had last appeared in 2017's MOM, co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna.