Sridevi’s untimely death has left a void in Bollywood. But more than her fans and film industry, it’s a big loss to her family. Five months before daughter Janhvi Kapoor’s big Bollywood debut, Sridevi died of a cardiac arrest in Dubai.
On Sunday morning, people woke up to the news of Sridevi’s sudden death. She was in Dubai to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding when she suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday night, sending her family, fans and Bollywood in shock.
While her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor accompanied Sridevi to the wedding in Dubai, Janhvi decided to stay behind in Mumbai to shoot for her debut film Dhadak. And the news would have come as a major shocker for this star kid as she couldn’t get to spend the last days with her mom. Also, Sridevi won’t be there to see Jhanvi’s debut film that’s releasing this July.
But Janhvi has Sridevi’s advice to go. In one of her interviews, Sridevi talked about the advice that she keeps giving Janhvi regarding her big screen debut. She had said “As a mother, like any mother, whether they are coming to this profession or any other, you just tell them to do the right thing. Like, do hard work, give your 100 percent, hard work always pays.”
In another interview to DNA, when she was asked about the constant comparisons that Janhvi will have to face after her debut, Sridevi had said, “We can’t run away from that. She has to face the pressure. When she has decided to enter Bollywood, she has to go through all this. She’s prepared for all that, and I am also preparing myself for it. Sometimes, it scares me.
So many thoughts come and you feel why is she doing this? But then, if you feel that is her aim and happiness, as a mother, I will support her like my mom supported me. We weren’t from a film background but it happened and she stood by me, fought for me and made sure I am happy. That’s how I would also like to be with Janhvi.”
Janhvi’s Dhadak is set to hit the screens on July 6.