Bollywood’s most vivacious dancing queen Sridevi returned to Mumbai in a casket last night (February 27). The family waited anxiously at Anil Kapoor’s residence which temporarily has become the mourning ground for the entire Kapoor family including the newly-weds Mohit Marwah and his bride Antara.
A very close family friend who has been with the Kapoor’s says the atmosphere is gloomy, despondent and desperate beyond description. “They’ve all been too anxious and tied up with the procedure of getting her home to actually mourn her demise. It is now when she’s coming home that the enormity of the loss will hit the family,” says the friend.
Boney condition is described as “alarmingly aggrieved”. “He is beyond grief right now. He can’t accept what has happened to him. Right now, Boney has turned into the child that his daughters are consoling. He isn’t eating anything at all. And we are very, very worried about Boney,” says the family friend. Sridevi’s sister Srilatha and her husband are expected to arrive in Mumbai tomorrow in time for her last rites. “But the actual crisis will begin after tomorrow when Boney will have time to comprehend the full impact of his loss,” says the family friend. Apparently Sridevi wanted to move back into the family residence which they had moved out of after a fire gutted their residence four years ago. The accident could have proved catastrophic for the family. But Boney, Sridevi and the two daughters were safe. This was just after a major road accident where Boney escaped unhurt.
Boney had said, “Some power has protected me and my family. There is so much good that’s happening. My wife’s comeback film English Vinglish continues to resonate across the world. My son Arjun’s career is going great guns. I am lining up films to produce in the next two years. So it’s good. I suppose the fire and the road accident were God’s ways of reminding me not to take my happiness for granted.” Sridevi never stopped missing their home. Boney was getting the place ready as a big surprise for Sridevi’s birthday in August.
Now he will move back with his daughters. But the lady of the house has moved residence.