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Revisiting Headline Making Romance Of Sridevi And Boney Kapoor On Their Anniversary

The iconic Sridevi and her producer husband Boney Kapoor had a headline-making romance that led to a lot of gossip and speculation about them. But, what many don’t realize is that their story was a mix of love, heartbreak and conflicting feelings, proving that love can be complicated, messy and isn’t always easy.

Revisiting the timeline of their relationship on their anniversary proves why people need to have a more humane and sensitive approach towards ‘celebrity relationships’ because it’s never as simple and black and white as it may seem.

Sridevi was initially friends with Mona Shourie and refused Boney’s advances

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Sridevi came into Boney Kappor’s life because she and his ex-wife and Arjun-Anshula Kapoor’s mother, Mona Shourie, were friends. Not only that, but once when Boney expressed his feelings towards Sridevi, she stopped talking to him. Boney recounted this in an interview with filmfare“For almost six-eight months after that, she stopped talking to me.”

Boney was by Sridevi’s side during the bomb blasts and her parents’ passing

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Things between Sridevi and Boney became more peaceful after Boney lent her a helping hand after the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. Concerned for her safety, Boney asked her to stay at his house. Gradually, their strained relationship was mended again.

Boney also became Sridevi’s support system after her parents’ passing, and the two grew closer together.

Sridevi, Boney, Mona and their kids had to navigate a really complicated situation

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Sridevi and Boney had a temple wedding, and Sridevi soon gave birth to their daughter Janhvi Kapoor. There were loads of media reports on strained relations between Mona and Sridevi, as well as the children involved.

However, in a 2013 interview with Filmfare, Boney Kapoor refuted a lot of this gossip about Sridevi not having a positive attitude towards Arjun and Anshula, “Her priority is our children. She constantly checks with me about Arjun and Anshula. Even if we’ve had a late night, say till 3 am, she’ll get up at 6.30 am, she’ll check whether the girls have had breakfast and will walk them up to the gate as they leave for school. Ella she’s a devoted family person whether it’s with my parents or our children. When I celebrated my 50th birthday, all my children were present. And she’s always seen that the family remains together. She goes an extra mile for that.”

What Mona Shourie said offers a glimpse into how complicated things were

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No one can know the intricacies of the situation unless they are a part of it themselves, but to any of us reading this, it’s clear that things were not easy.

After Sridevi and Boney’s relationship had progressed enough to come into the eyes of the public, Mona Shourie opened up about the events that had taken place. She had told dna, “He was 10 years older to me. I was 19 when I married him. So I literally grew up with him. Ours was a 13-year-old marriage. So it came as a shock when I realized that my husband was in love with somebody else. There was nothing left in the relationship to give it a chance because Sridevi was already with a child.”

Sridevi rarely spoke about her relationship but what she said explained a lot

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Sridevi herself had taken time to come to terms with her love for Boney and pursue their relationship despite her fears of what people would say.

In an interview with a magazine back in the day, Sridevi had said, “I fell in love with him when I got to know the real him. It was difficult, even traumatic and it took me many years to finally accept the fact that I was destined to be with Boney. In hindsight, I only wish that I had realized and accepted his love for me sooner. I always believe in following my heart and I am glad that I did. My parents had passed away by then and my sister was shocked with my decision. But now, she shares a great relationship with my husband and is convinced that he is the best thing that ever happened to me!”

Today, Arjun Kapoor has probably summarized things in the most mature manner

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Arjun Kapoor has proven how sensitive and emotionally-evolved he is, time and again. When he talked about his views of him on Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s relationship, he told Film Companion, “I can’t say I’m okay with what my father did because as a child I felt the repercussions, but I understand it. I can’t say’theek hai, hota hai (It’s fine, these things happen)’ because I will always wonder. But when I rationalize it as an older person who’s dealing with his own relationship highs and lows, you understand.”

Today, Boney and the world still mourn Sridevi’s loss

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The collective heartbreak and shock everyone felt upon Sridevi’s demise still remains. Boney’s words upon her passing sum up their tumultuous relationship best:

“Losing a friend, wife and mother of your two daughters is a loss inexplicable in words… I am blessed to have the support and love of Arjun and Anshula, who have been such pillars of strength for myself, Khushi and Janhvi. Together, as a family, we have tried to face this unbearable loss. To the world, she was their Chandni… the actor par excellence… their Sridevi… but to me, she was my love, my friend, mother to our girls… my partner. To our daughters, she was their everything… their life. She was the axis around which our family ran.”

Lead image credit: Instagram.com/boney.kapoor

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