The untimely death of yesteryear superstar Sridevi left the whole nation in shock.
While the film fraternity grieved her loss, and fans rounded up to pay their last respect to their beloved star, it is hard to imagine what Sridevi's young daughters and husband are going through.
Boney Kapoor's emotional message on social media had given a glimpse into the magnitude of loss that he faces. And recently, Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi's elder daughter, penned a heartfelt message on her birthday, to her mother.
Janhvi's message makes it evident that, irrespective of age, it is never easy for a child to live with the loss of a parent. The love and bonding between Sridevi and her daughters was something that we had all witnessed.
Janhvi further added a beautiful message in her Instagram caption, about always cherishing our parents, because we never know how much time we may have with them.
On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace. Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world. Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it. Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man who’s entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love. Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that. Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.
The strength and grace with which both Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor have dealt with the loss of a their mother is commendable.
We hope that they continue to draw strength from her memory and survive this difficult time.