Sridevi lived in pain and died in grief, says uncle

Ajith Kumar played Amitabh Bachchan's role in the Tamil remake of English Vinglish.

It is understandable that the family is holding a prayer meeting to meet family and friends in the southern industry, Boney and daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi, as well as Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, are expected to be present at the Crowne Plaza, Adyar Park on 11 March. A part of Sridevi's ashes were immersed in Rameshwaram and a week after the same ritual was performed in Haridwar. But for some unknown reasons, she chose to remain mum even after 15 days of her sister's demise. Lakhs of fans came to pay respect, it was a true testament to the iconic star who completed 60 years this year.

While Sridevi's husband and his family including his children from his first wife, have been disarmingly participative in sharing Boney Kapoor's grief at Sridevi's sudden death, her own immediate family has been ominously quiet. Sridevi lived in pain and passed away with a lot of pain in her heart. She was not at peace. "She wore a smile on her face for the world but she went through a lot inside her". Sridevi sold her properties and cleared those debts to get life back on track.

After all the forensic reports in Dubai, Sridevi's mortal remains were brought back to India and was cremated with state honours at Vile Parle cremation grounds and several celebs from the film fraternity arrived at the venue to pay condolences to the late actress.

Vanessa Coleman