- Hema Malini attended Sridevi's condolence meet with daughter Esha
- "The entire industry was there grieving," she said
- Sridevi died in Dubai on Saturday
Paid my last respects to Sridevi. The entire industry was there grieving, some on the verge of breakdown. Such was her aura & magic in films. She lay there, beautiful in a red saree, serene in death & totally at peace.— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 28, 2018
Hema Malini also added a note on how beautifully things had been arranged. Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor, stepson Arjun and brother-in-law Sanjay were in Dubai yesterday to bring her back. Her other brother-in-law and co-star of many films, Anil Kapoor, and other family members were in Mumbai to oversee arrangements.
Arrangements were so well made that the whole atmosphere was tranquil, everything was smooth & executed with finesse - befitting the departed soul. Goodbye dear friend!— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 28, 2018
The thousands who crowded into Lokhandwala's Celebration Sports Club to bid Sridevi a final farewell also included Rekha, Aishwarya, Jaya and Shweta Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Kajol, Ajay Devgn, Tanuja, Vidya Balan and others.
Yesterday, Hema Malini tweeted a rebuke over the public dissecting of Sridevi's death.
A beautiful girl, a wonderful actress, a lovely human being - Sridevi -has so suddenly been snatched from our midst. What is most needed now is compassion for her 2 young girls deprived of their mother and for her grieving husband. (Contd)— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 27, 2018
This is not the time to analyze the reasons or belittle her passing away. Let us instead resolve to bestow on her the dignity of death & show her the respect she deserves. We owe it to her.— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 27, 2018
Hema Malini tweeted her 'deep shock' after learning of Sridevi's death last weekend:
Sridevi's sudden passing away has left me in deep shock. Can't imagine how such a bubbly person, a wonderful actor, is no more.She has left a void in the industry that cannot be filled. Boney is a good friend & I've seen their daughters grow up. My prayers are with the family— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 25, 2018
Sridevi drowned accidentally on Saturday in a Dubai hotel bathroom. She was there attending the wedding of Kapoor nephew Mohit Marwah and had been getting ready to go out for dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor. Most of the family had flown back to Mumbai. So had Boney Kapoor - he returned to Dubai as a surprise for his wife.
Sridevi, adored, loved and respected by her colleagues as much as her fans, leaves a legacy of iconic films such as Moondram Pirai, its Hindi remake Sadma, Chandni and Mr India.