As Bollywood and all of us, mourn the untimely demise of Sridevi, there are others who chose to churn out insensitive stories/ blogs during this difficult time. While everyone was previously waiting to find out how the superstar passed away, reports finally released where it was confirmed that she was in the bathroom in her suite at Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel when she breathed her last.
After the cause of her death was confirmed to be a massive heart attack, there have been many nonsensical theories floating around (as expected), about what else could have caused her sudden demise. One such post that caught our attention was that of Piyali Ganguly, whose letter about what brought about Sridevi’s death, has seemed to have gone viral.
While Piyali probably aimed to create awareness about the cause that led to Sridevi’s death, we think the post was rather insensitive and unneeded. Here it is:
“While we are all mourning the untimely demise of Sridevi, it is important to remember why this may have happened to her. Society demanded that she stay slimmer/look younger than a 40 year old and hence, the continuous surgeries. When I met her about 5 years ago, she was beautiful but a sad version of that self that we loved so much in a movie like Chandni. What a lot of pressure to keep her weight down, to make sure that her face had no wrinkle lines....continuous clinic visits in Southern California.
As a friend of mine wrote this morning...do we need a #metoo movement in fashion, #notsize0? Milan has already implemented this but these patriarchal implants were in her head. The husband, who claimed to love her so much should have intervened. Did he love the way she looked as his arm candy more than he loved her? She herself did not trust herself in her own beauty -- she was a clothes horse for whoever would care to dress her.
What I conclude is such a lack of love for oneself that one's own lips don't suffice, one's own face is not good enough, one's flesh and blood have to be sucked out of her so that she can wear the best of couture. That is the sadness of a life that could have been lived so much better not just for her but for her daughters. What a terrible legacy."
W@#%! right? We thought the same!
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And, if that wasn’t enough, Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Member of Parliament, decided to jump in with his very own theory on Sridevi’s death. Listen to what he has to say:
“I am wondering how and why such a lively, charming Bollywood legend Sridevi, who didn't suffer from any serious health problem, suddenly died of a heart attack in Dubai, sending shock-waves in the film world and among millions of her fans, my heart goes to her for undergoing sufferings, post her "illegitimate" marriage to wealthy filmmaker Boney Kapoor who was already married for 13 years and also had two children. My heart also goes to Kapoor's first wife, Mona Shourie Kappoor, who suffered almost silently all these 20 years that saw the home ordeal turning from bad to worse and tearing apart Boney Kapoor, the progenitor of the nightmare.”
He went on to add, “And how and why did Sridevi go for an illegitimate marriage that ruined her life? There was time when Sridevi was going through an emotional turbulence after her mother's death and being ditched by Mithun Chakraborty. So, the love-struck Boney got a chance to relieve her pain in distress and reliably settle through her ups and downs. When her mother was seriously ill, Boney was all there with her. Thus, a deeply grateful, but certainly not intensely enamored of him, Sridevi accepted him as her husband--whether or not with 100 per cent elation, no one knows.”
While all these insensitive theories float around, we still sit in shock, trying to gather ourselves after the shock!