Iconic actress Sridevi’s family have issued a statement after she was cremated with state honours in Mumbai on Wednesday.”The past few days have been trying times for us as a family. Today, particularly, has been one of the hardest. We laid to rest a beautiful soul who has gone too soon.
She leaves behind a legacy that is unique. Her talent was undeniable, her beauty unmatched and her ability to connect with the audience was legendary.Sri had the same connect with her family as well,” read an excerpt from the statement, posted on social media by Sridevi’s brother-in-law Anil Kapoor and his daughter Sonam.
The statement also made a plea on behalf of Sridevi’s young daughters, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.Sridevi was wrapped in the national flag for the journey to the crematorium. Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and others attended the funeral. Before the last rites, a multitude of stars bid Sridevi a final farewell at a club in Lokhandwala.
The mourners included Chiranjeevi, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Hema Malini, Kajol and Ajay Devgn, Vidya Balan and many, many others. Thousands of fans, holding flowers and photos, also lined up for a last glimpse of Sridevi. Some had travelled to Mumbai from Chennai and Karnataka.