A doting mother, an iconic actress and a loving wife, Sridevi donned many a hat. The sudden demise of the actress left the industry, fans and most of all her family in shock. While her stint as an actress needs no introduction, Sridevi’s role as a doting mother to Khushi and Jhanvi has been grabbing the spotlight after her demise and how!
For a long time, Sridevi kept her daughters from the limelight and it was only recently that the gorgeous girls were spotted accompanying their mother for events. And that in itself proves how fiercely protective she was about her family.
There have been many occasions when Sridevi has openly admitted her love for her daughters and Boney Kapoor. Here are 5 quotes which prove that family always came first for Sridevi!
1. On Jhanvi’s filmy career
Being a celebrity mother did not set Sridevi apart from other moms. The actress proved she was a fierce South Indian mother when it came to her daughters. No wonder she was as protective of them too. Sridevi, in fact, shocked the media when she made a comment on Jhanvi entering Bollywood. Here’s what she had to say:
'Jhanvi wanted to do SOTY 2 and initially, I wasn’t in favour. I don’t think it’s a bad industry. I am a creation of this world. But as a parent, it would give me greater joy to see her married. But her happiness matters more, and if she does well as an actress, I will be a proud mother.'
Well, apprehension and anxiety are not different even for celeb moms, right?
2. On Motherhood
Many stars have commented a whole lot of things on motherhood, but Sridevi spoke very little. But when she did, she made sure it was hard-hitting. The actress, in one of her interviews mentioned how she always looked up to her mother for all things small and big. That aside, she also mentioned that motherhood is a natural trait all women are blessed with and one needs no special recipe to make it perfect.
“After you become a mother, the instinct comes naturally. You don’t have to learn motherhood.”
3. On being an all-in-all mother
The glitz and glamour did not stop her from being a hands-on mother or a wife. Apart from dolling up for her fans and camera and attending social events, the actress was also passionate about keeping her house spic and span. Sridevi believed in adding a personal touch everything in her home and also ensured she handpicked groceries every month.
“I see to the running of the household. I like to shop for groceries myself. I know the prices of all the products I use in my home.”
4. On her daughters
Like any other mother, Sridevi too put her daughters ahead of anything else. Be it accompanying Jhanvi for her shoot or keeping Khushi’s secrets, mommy dearest was known to be their best friend. And at one such event, where the trio was spotted in their fashionable best, Sridevi openly told the media that there is nothing more important than her kids.
'For me, they will always be kids. But they seem to have taken less after me and more after my bold screen image. Last year, when Khushi wrote a post about body shaming on Instagram, I was pleasantly surprised to see my kid turn into a strong, opinionated and sharp young woman.'
5. On her relationship with Boney
Sridevi and Boney’s love story is something known to all. This happy go lucky couple has been spotted hand-in-hand on numerous occasions and it is said that Sridevi always got along with her peers like a house on fire. And talking to a Bollywood portal, the actress in fact openly mentioned about how lucky she was to have Boney in her life.
“I am very lucky to have him. God was very kind to bring him into my life. I don't know what I'd have done without him. I'd be completely lost. I couldn't have got anyone better than Boneyji.”
That said, Sridevi has been an iconic figure for decades now and has won the hearts of millions with her grace and poise. Her untimely death came as a shock to her near and dear ones and we wonder if even time will help heal the same!
Rest in peace you eternal beauty!
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