Bollywood legend Sridevi Kapoor died in Dubai by accidental drowning on February 23rd last year.
One year on, husband Boney Kapoor has chosen to commemorate the legacy by auctioning one of Sridevi’s sarees to benefit Concern India Foundation. Behind the scenes, says a close friend of Boney’s, the wound is still very raw. “Boney is still hurting. He still bursts into tears at the drop of a hat. He spends a lot of time with his daughters, trying to be both a mother and father to them. Parenting is the only solace he has.”
Apparently, Boney hasn’t touched a drop of alcohol, as he fears this indulgence would drop him in the never-ending well of self-pity and guilt.
Daughter Janhvi Kapoor shared a beautiful Instagram post where she wrote, “My will always be heavy. But I’ll be smiling because it has you in it.”
“Boney still feels he could have saved Sridevi somehow if he had been there in Dubai with her when the death happened. It won’t be possible for him to move on because without Sridevi he is lost, just like Shashi Kapoor was, after his wife Jennifer passed away. Thankfully, Boney’s children are with him. They share the burden of his grief. But they can’t lessen the pain,” said Boney’s friend.
The source added, “Boney’s food habits are being controlled by his daughters. But he still misses his wife. It is widely believed that Boney looked after Srideviji. But the truth was the other way around. Srideviji took care of Boney, from his clothes and food to his social engagements,” reveals the friend.