Sridevi was worried about her daughters’ future, says uncle Venugopal Reddy

Venugopal said that Sridevi was worried about her daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi, in terms of their future since their financial situation wasn’t stable.

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Superstar Sridevi passed away few weeks ago due to accidental drowning in her the bathtub of her hotel room in Dubai and the news shocked the whole nation. The nation mourned the sudden demise of a superstar who ruled the Indian cinema for more than three decades across various languages. While there were a lot of speculations around the cause of her death, Sridevi’s uncle Venugopal Reddy, in an interview revealed a lot of things about the actor which not many are aware of. Venugopal said that Sridevi was worried about her daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi, in terms of their future since their financial situation wasn’t stable.

Speaking about Sridevi’s early days, Venugopal said, “Sridevi is from a middle-class family and her mother faced a lot of struggles to get her into movies. Her mother took a lot of care about Sridevi’s food, clothing and other things. And Sridevi too was obedient to her mom. Sridevi hasn’t had any formal education. When she got into films and was living in Chennai, a teacher used to come home and teach her.”

Speaking about Sridevi going under the knife, Venugopal said that she indeed got couple of surgeries done but that was a long while ago. “Yes. she did get couple of surgeries done on her nose. She travelled to the US and got the surgeries done on her nose since she wanted it to look good. We got to know this when we casually ask about her well-being while speaking to her mother over the phone.”

Speaking about the differences between Sridevi and her sister Srilatha, he said, “When her mother was operated in the US, the doctors performed the surgery on the wrong side of her brain because of which she was totally bed ridden. She was alive but not in her senses. She had become just an object. After the family got to know about the surgery, they filed a case against the hospital and Boney Kapoor was along with Sridevi during this process. And court penalised the hospital, and sisters, Sridevi and Srilatha, had few differences in the allocation of that amount which was later cleared by the family members. And besides a share in this compensation, Sridevi used to send a lot of money to her sister Srilatha and they were fine.”

Speaking Sridevi getting married to Boney Kapoor, the uncle reveals that her mother did not like she getting married to the producer. “Actually, Sridevi’s mother did not like her getting married to Boney Kapoor. Her mother didn’t treat him properly on couple of occasions when he had come home. But Boney Kapoor and Sridevi wanted to get married. Sridevi’s mother did discuss that with all of us. But eventually they did get married.”

Venugopa also shed some light on the financial situation of Sridevi’s family and said they were under a lot of pressure. “What we knew was Boney Kapoor lost a lot of money in few films and they sold Sridevi’s properties to make up for the losses. And Sridevi always had that pain in her heart. 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. Boney produced a film which never saw the light of the day, and they were financially going through a tough phase. Sridevi sold her properties and cleared those debts to get life back on track. And that was the main reason why Sridevi got back to acting in films,” he added.

He opened up about the relationship between Sridevi and Arjun Kapoor. “Sridevi did mention to few of her relatives that she did face few challenges with Arjun Kapoor, but I’m not too sure about it. When few of our relatives paid a visit to Sridevi, during their converation she did mention that she was worried about daughters Jhanvi and Khushi, about their future. Sridevi also mentioned that Boney wasn’t well and his health was a bit worrying,” he added.

    Anonymous

    May her soul RIP. Education and a proper childhood are so important when we see Sridevi’s life. She was an inspiration to so many but could not handle her own life because a normal childhood was denied to her and people around her could easily manipulate her though they might have loved her in their own way.

    Anonymous

    Nothing in this post makes sense

    If Boney was so terrible Sridevi would have divorced him Her own parents were divorced at that time – and she too was a divorcee
    Why would she hesitate to divorce Boney then???
    The answer is -She loved Boney and hence lived with him that’s the simple truth

    Daughter celebrated her birthday just the way her mom would have was she alive
    So why criticize that kid ??

    Sometimes people just die
    No one has any control over that
    Just like we humans can’t control hurricanes tornados and the weather we can’t control birth and death either

    If Boney had to kill her why would he wait all these years -he would have killed her long time ago ..

    Think about it people —kindly don’t look at everything with suspicion and criticism.

    Anonymous

    Her Uncle Venugopal interview in Telugu says it all. So people were asking why her Uncle has a last name Reddy – It’s because Sridevi’s mom is a Telugu from Tirupathi. Her Uncle gave many details about her. Bottom line is she was a golden goose for Boney who used all her money. She could have been better of married to a South Indian and enjoyed a low profile and peaceful life. Bollywood is of course glamorous but toxic and lethal place. Only show off and dark lives of so called stars.

    Anonymous

    I don’t feel pity for the husband or daughters. They are the reason why Sridevi is dead.

    Anonymous

    her fans are her real family at the end of the day. May Srideviji rest in peace because after being born in a greedy family then to be married to one, and producing the same type of kids she indeed is at peace now. I am glad she is at a happy place now rather than seeing her whole family partying literally days after her death

    Anonymous

    She became a meal ticket not only for her parents, but also her husband and two daughters. I just now saw their daughter insta post where she is celebrating her birthday, smiling and laughing away as if nothing happened. Why didnt she try to raise her daughters to be close to her? It seems she did, but both girls must have turned out to be just like the father. Boney always kept going OTT with his “I Love You” gestures towards his wife. It seems the daughters are the same way. Its been only 2 weeks since their mom passed away and they are already partying. I can imagine what Sridevi must have gone through to have taken the decision that she did. It’s a horrible way to end one’s life, but given that she was surrounded by greedy people (including her own children), her whole life from birth until she left, I am not surprised. Sridevi’s real family it turns out are millions of her fans who did not celebrate holi or anniversaries or any other celebration – her fans are the ones who have nothing to get or gain form her are actually really mourning her loss – her fans are her real family at the end of the day. May Srideviji rest in peace because after being born in a money hungry family then to be married to one she indeed is at peace now

    Anonymous

    Her mom wanted her to marry South actor Dr. Rajasheker. He was a doctor, actor and ofcourse handsome at that point. But he was already by then interested in Jeevitha and later married her. Life for Sridevi would have been much better if she stayed in South and did not marry Boney. Bollywood is all show off and toxic place.

    Anonymous

    She committed suicide but the family does not want the public to know. That’s why the Dubai Police closed the case so fast. These celebrities live way beyond their means. In every society in Bombay where they live they never pay dues. The lifestyle is a big show which eventually catches up. Drugs and alcohol to deal with pressure and depression. Unfortunately her daughters are already in that quicksand. God help them.

    Anonymous

    So sri and boney wanted to marry when her mom was alive and in her senses? They always made it sound that after her mom passed away or became senseless she had no option but to turn to boney!

    Anonymous

    Sridevi’s parents are telegu. her parents divorced when she was very small. she was raised by her step father was who was tamil. Latha is her step-sister, Her step dad had two sons from an earlier marriage.

    Anonymous

    Boney produced a movie for Arjun . Sri would have definitely helped but they incurred losses as it was a Super Flop . In return what did she get .. Disrespect from Arjun .

    Anonymous

    Sridevi was Tamil girl, how come her uncle is Reddy??

      Anonymous

      mom was telugu

        Anonymous

        Dad was telugu mum was tamilian

    Anonymous

    I am pretty certain that Boney will cash her insurance. I bet she has a big insurance in her name amounting to a few crores. It was a big mistake to have let her get cremated without another autopsy. Buzz is that Boney use to get finance from underworld and Pakistan. That is the only reason mom had two Pakistani actors. The financiers were calling the shot. Boney has no money. He also got Dubai officials paid to get an accidental drowning certificate as both suicide/murder cancels the insurance. This was murder for financial gain. SRIDEVI DESERVES JUSTICE.

    Anonymous

    Im really beginning to doubt Boney now. Either bcos she refused to give him money or he needed money which he can get from insurance if sri dies.

    Anonymous

    Sridevi ji definitely had a lot of worries. However, we do not know the accuracy of this article. It’s just hearsay.

    Anonymous

    Murder

    Anonymous

    Boney is murderer

    Anonymous

    Please someone needs to do thorough investigation she deserves justice!!!

    Anonymous

    I just wonder, y all the hardworking and beautiful women end up like this. I really feel sorry . But I guess, their purpose if birth is different. Entertain and show ppl what beauty is…and leave. Even if Sri was alive, the focus is now slowly moving to Janhvi. Sri doesn’t need to act and prove. So God took her away. Who knows, she must be at peace finally. A big holiday and relaxing time. I am still unable to accept that she’s no more.

    Anonymous

    so did he kill her for the insurance money???

    Anonymous

    Sri was the cow who was milked heavily by her sister and her husband. Her daughters need to constantly splurge and her need to indulge them was also a problem. Celebrities come with a shelf life, and once their time is up they still have the same need to maintain their lifestyle .
    Sri hated Boney’s luggage- his children.
    Her daughters should get educated first. Karan johar will birth a new Jhanvi every Friday, so am not counting on him or this elusive industry where stars are written off often and often.

    Anonymous

    Producer Boney Kapoor and wife Sridevi recently moved out of a rented bungalow from an upscale Juhu lane to their Lokhandwala apartment in Green Acres. However, they found the apartment too small and, instead of buying another flat, just rented the neighbouring one. “So, Kapoor has now rented a three-bedroom flat right across his own,” a family friend said. “One section is for Sridevi and the kids so that they can have complete privacy; the other section has the guest rooms and his entertaining area,” as printed in an article in the times of india in 2009.

    Anonymous

    Prabhu Deva had taken Sridevi’s apartment (Green Acres Building in Andheri) on rent. He used to live there whenever he is in Mumbai. So, when he heard about the fire in Sridevi’s bungalow, and the problems that the family have to face, he decided to vacate the flat.but since one apartment was not big enough for the kapoors they also took another apartment on rent in the same building or floor (might have bought it or it’s rented..)

    Anonymous

    Investigate her death please. India owes their Citizen that much. This man should be behind bars!!

    Anonymous

    Sridevi was working since the age of 4 & finally decided to take a break & have a life of her own-a family of her own. What did she know that she married the guy who just wanted her money.

    Anonymous

    Sridevi’s heart was beating for Mithun. Boney stalked her for her money and chased her till she gave in. Who knows how it would’ve been if she stayed with Mithun or would’ve married someone from South and stayed there while coming to Bollywood to do some films here and there.

    Anonymous

    Sridevi gave up films to finally have time for herself and fulfill her dream of being a mom & have a family of her own. Pity she chose the wrong guy. Like the anon who said-she could’ve stayed in South, married someone there and become even more huge than she was.

    Anonymous

    Investigation into her death needs to happen

    Anonymous

    Just after her death, there was a news that boney is involved in a scam. he has to return investors’ money and this is an old case. google it and u all may find it. somehow the news has not spread much. it came in newspaper also.

    Anonymous

    This makes me feel that she could have just stayed in South doing south movies and could have married a south star or someone from south. She would have been having a decent, happy, peaceful life; and fans would have worshipped her.

    Anonymous

    I sorry but her death now seems like a preplanned murder or suicide (to get her insurance sum etc). I hope the truth prevails one day

    Anonymous

    Gosh. This is really disturbing. But one thing to ponder about; if she has been working for the past 5 years as mentioned by the Anonymous comment below, and had enough money to fly, why was she worried for her daughters ? Why this uncle says things as though she recently had no money ? I guess after working for the past 5 years she made her money back; Sri n family did for for vacation and trips here and there right ?

      Anonymous

      probably the money she made was just enough to sustain the lavish lifestyle but not enough to stash &secure the future of her daughters.it’s hard once one gets used to a certain lifestyle&the society in which they socialise who have to keep up appearances.these r just speculations..only insiders will know whats really going on.

    Anonymous

    Now her death is sounding all the more suspicious. She had become the cash cow of the family. Boney didn’t have money anymore

    Anonymous

    Sri Devi was the cash cow for the family.

      Anonymous

      sadly she was also the cash cow for her sister&mom during her growing up years too..worked since 4 years old..

    Anonymous

    she could have done many more movies &made up for the losses..iam sure she had numerous film offers with a good paycheck…&kept that money for her&her daughters..chalo..hopefully jhanvi turns out be a good actress&can start making her own money&not let daddy invest it in bad films.

    Anonymous

    And how could they afford for surgeries / liposuction / whatever meds to look young ?? How ??

      Anonymous

      sridevi did do 3 or 4 movies past 5 years,many advertisements&so many ribbon cutting ceremonies for various people &product launches..iam sure she made enough to run her house smoothly&get a few nips&tucks..for her&daughters.iam suprised the bungalow which caugh fire..they never shifted back after renovations but moved into a lokhandwala apartment&took the other apartment on rent in that building where as no other stars of her stature live in that apartment complex.

        Anonymous

        She leaves in a rented apartment ?? Whoa didnt know that. I honestly thought she was living in her luxurious bungalow house or some posh condo ! Cant believe it at all.

          Anonymous

          did read somewhere that they own one of the apartments in green acres in lokhandwala&the other one which is across the one in whichthey use is rented.not sure if the bungalow which caught fire earlier was theirs or leased.

            Anonymous

            From what I remember reading in some old newspaper articles, Sri & family lived in a rented ? flat at first, then moved to a rented bungalow. In 2007, when Mona moved out of her In laws home ( Arjun bungalow is the name of the bungalow I think ), Boney decided to shift his family to the bungalow to live with his parents as Sanjay Kapoor had also moved out. The fire accident happened in the same bungalow I think, that’s when Boney’s mother was shifted to live with Sanjay, Janhvi & Khushi stayed at the Santoshi’s home, Sri & Boney had rented a suite room at a Hotel. Soon after they moved to Green acres apartments, wonder why they didn’t move back to their renovated bungalow ??

    Anonymous

    Thats sad. Just out of curiosity, if they were having financial issue, how did Sri and her daughters were able to look glam and wear expensive clothing all the time they step out ?

      Anonymous

      most of the clothes&jewellery are given to them free of cost to wear&then either keep or return to post on instagram as they are social infulencers

    Anonymous

    This sounds about true, without the sugar coating.

    Anonymous

    Hmmmm, did she actually do something really silly to give boost to Janvi’s career and insurance payout?

    Anonymous

    Every word is true

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