‘Kisi ke haath na aayegi yeh ladki….’
True words penned by eminent lyricist Anand Bakshi because Sridevi, the stunningly beautiful and immensely talented actress of Indian Cinema, was wooed by film industry’s top stars, (whether young and old) from Jeetendra to Mithun Chakraborty. However, when she did marry film producer Boney Kapoor the entire industry was left dumbfounded!
August 13 marks Sridevi’s birthday; Glamsham.Com wishes her birthday greetings and shares her strange but eternal love story with readers.
The highpoint of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s marriage is that even after several years of their marriage the duo share the same affection and are strongly bonded. Recalling her first meeting with Boney Kapoor, Sridevi in an interview said, “I was shooting in Chennai, when Boneyji first approached me and expressed his desire to sign me for his forthcoming movie MR.INDIA. I, being an introvert, just nodded and asked him to meet my mother who used to handle my film assignments.”
She added, “Boneyji immediately approached my mother who was on the set sitting nearby. My mother quoted a substantially huge amount of Rs 10 lakh (almost double) as my fees just to dampen his spirits and get rid of him. However to her surprise Boneyji offered her a cheque of Rs. 11 lakh, thus winning over my mother’s heart.”
She continued, “After winning my mother’s heart, Boneyji slowly and gradually won my heart during the shoot of MR.INDIA. He treated me like a queen. In those days, there were no vanity vans but Boneyji exclusively brought vanity van for me. He had arranged a separate make up room for me. He was always around me taking care of my minutest needs.”
After MR.INDIA, Boney Kapoor came closer to Sridevi, though the latter wasn’t still intimate with him.
“I came close to Boneyji quite late when I found him to be a true human being. I cried over his shoulder when my mother expired during the making of CHANDNI. Later at the time of my father’s death he was close to me. Thus gradually I realized I was destined to be Mrs. Boney Kapoor,” concluded Sridevi.