Veteran Actor Anupam Kher condoles the death of Sridevi and shares his reasons for avoiding press since yesterday.
Talking about Sridevi’s untimely demise, actor Anupam Kher said, “You know I have not been talking to the press since yesterday. Because sometimes certain individual has been such an integral part of your life, they have influenced your life so dramatically as a human, actor and a personality; it feels really weird to talk about that person in past tense”
The country is mourning Bollywood icon Sridevi, who died on Saturday evening in Dubai following a cardiac arrest. The 54-year-old, who had dominated the silver screen in the 80s, had gone to Dubai to attend a family wedding.
Sridevi had fainted in the bathroom of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, where she was staying with her family. A medical team had failed to revive her and she was declared dead at a hospital.
Further adding Anupam Kher said, “For me Sridevi, as an actress, as a person and as a friend, I’d worked with her in 16 films, so her memory will always remain in my heart. I really feel uncomfortable talking about Sridevi in past tense. That is the reason I’ve been trying to avoid talking to the press since yesterday. Because it takes time to absorb the shock but we’ve lost the biggest human being and the biggest star of our country”
“I am struggling with the notion, it is unbelievable. It hasn’t registered as yet; it will take many years to sort of register what has actually happened”
Anupam Kher lives in proximity to Sridevi and expressed that it is not right for the family for him to talk about the actress. He said, “It is not right for the family that I talk about it, just because I live in proximity”
Sridevi was loved by the entire nation for her roles in iconic movies like “Sadma”, “Lamhe” “Mr India”, “Chandni” and “Himmatwala”.
After her marriage to director Boney Kapoor, Sridevi had taken a 15-year break from movies. She made a triumphant return in 2012 with “English Vinglish”, which received rave reviews from critics.