Anil Kapoor Takes Charge Of Devastated Boney Kapoor After Sridevi’s Death

Anil Kapoor Takes Charge Of Devastated Boney Kapoor After Sridevi’s Death

Subhash K Jha reports how the younger Kapoor is standing by his brother in these terrible times
Anil Kapoor Takes Charge  Of   Devastated Boney Kapoor After Sridevi’s Death

All these years  it was big brother Boney Kapoor who  took charge of Anil Kapoor and  his  life. Now at a time when Boney is facing the most critical tragedy of his life, it’s heartening to see the roles being reversed. Friends  of  the  Kapoor family says Anil and wife have taken complete charge of Boney and his children.

“Boney and  his two daughters Jahanvi and Khushi have shifted into Anil Kapoor’s residence. Anil and his family have taken charge of Boney and  the daughters. Boney is completely distraught and shattered. But he’s a very strong man.  He won’t allow his emotions to take  over until the last rites are over. Right now he’s in a state of shock. It happened so suddenly. There was no indication of any tragedy. Sri had not complained even of a headache. One day the family was  enjoying  itself  at a wedding, the next day she was gone,” says a very close friend  of Boney’s.

“For  Boney this is a tragedy he won’t be able to come to terms with  for a  very long time. His devotion to Sridevi is comparable  with the late Shashi Kapoor’s devotion to wife Jennifer Kendal. And we all know what happened to Shashi after Jennifer  was gone. Like Shashi and all the Kapoors, Boney has  a tendency to put on weight. Sri controlled his food habits with military strictness. With her gone, Boney will have no one to restrain his diet,” adds the friend.

This, adds  the friend, is  the  least of the family’s problems.  “Right now it’s Boney’s daughters who are of primary concern. The younger one is especially unable to comprehend the enormity of  the tragedy. Anil’s wife Sunita is constantly with Jahanvi and Khushi, and so is Anil and Sunita’s daughter Sonam.

Says  a member of the Kapoor family, “Nothing had prepared the family for this sudden setback. To make it worse, Sri passed away in Dubai far away from home , which  meant the complications of flying her back had to be sorted. It is  a hellish time for  the Kapoor family. Everybody has cancelled all their enagements — Anil and Sonam were supposed to be shooting in Patiala for Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga and Arjun Kapoor rushed back from the shooting of Vipul Shah’s Namastay Canada in Amritsar—and they’re there to support Boney and the daughters in every way possible.”