- The family visited Delhi for an event on Sridevi's birth anniversary
- It was one-sided love since the beginning: Boney Kapoor
- Sridevi died in February
On Sridevi's birth anniversary, her husband Boney Kapoor and daughters Janhvi and Khushi attended an event in New Delhi, hosted to remember the late actress. At the event organised by the Films Division - Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, some of Sridevi's iconic will be screened. Remembering Sridevi at the event, Boney Kapoor said that the family 'feels the loss every time,' news agency PTI reported. Filmmaker Boney Kapoor, who married Sridevi in 1996, also opened up about their love story and told the press, "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."
"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. 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.
Sridevi worked with Boney Kapoor in films such as 1993's Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja and Judaai, which released in 1997. Her last film MOM was also co-produced by him.
Sridevi died in February in Dubai after drowning in her hotel bathtub. Sridevi would have turned 55 on Monday. "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 Kapoor said, PTI reported.
Their elder daughter Janhvi also broke down at the event. She debuted in Bollywood with the recently-released Dhadak. Janhvi, Khushi and Boney Kapoor were accompanied by Akshay Marwah and his wife Aashita to the event. Akshay is Boney Kapoor's nephew.
"I feel the loss of her every second of my life, not just me even my children do. This is something that we have to live with. Unfortunately, she was snatched away from us sooner than anybody expected," Boney Kapoor added.
At the two-day event, Sridevi's films like Mr. India, MOM, Lamhe, English Vinglish, Chandni and Sadma will be showcased.
Sridevi won her first-ever National Award (posthumously) for MOM. Her award was collected by Boney Kapoor, Janhvi and Khushi. She worked in 300 films.
(With PTI inputs)