Just like the rest of us, Adnan Siddiqui, who recently worked with Sridevi in Mom, cant seem to come to terms with her death. He speaks about her legacy and how difficult it will be for the industry to get past her untimely demise.
“Sridevi was not only a great actor, she was also a beautiful soul: humble down-to-earth always smiling. I remember when I met her in Delhi for the first time on the sets of Mom, Boney Saab introduced me to her. She joined her hands together and greeted me warmly and asked me to make myself comfortable. I was bowled over. How down-to-earth she was, an actress who had done 300 films and is known all over the world, the humility with which she greeted me left me speechless. I was so overwhelmed by her hospitality and warmth. I will never forget the kind of welcome I was given in India. Sridevi and Boney Saab were fabulous hosts. No one can equal her on screen. But more than that she’s a great human being. I am getting calls from Pakistan, India, the US and UK condoling her death. I wish I was in India to be with Srideviji’s family. But I can’t. I pray for strength to her family. It’s a huge loss. I am in Dubai. I was invited for Srideviji’s nephew’s wedding. She was there smiling dancing looking as beautiful and healthy as ever. Who would believe that she wouldn’t be here just four days later? I met her husband Boney Kapoor Saab last night (Feb 17). I just couldn’t bear to see him looking so devastated. He was really broken. I am really saddened. I was honoured to have worked with her in Mom. At the same time I am truly saddened that she is no more with us and we won’t see her again. The people in Pakistan are going to miss her as much as the people in India. God give strength to her family,” he said.
There’s no doubt about how much Sridevi’s captivating presence will be missed in the industry, and we hope her family finds the strength to deal with this great loss.