Sridevi with her daughters Janhvi and Khushi
Sridevi with her daughters Janhvi and Khushi

Several members of the film fraternity, the media and hundreds of fans gathered in Mumbai today to pay their last respects to the iconic actress – Sridevi. Post the funeral, an official statement has been released by the Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family. It urges everyone to show love and compassion towards the evergreen heroine’s two daughters – Janhvi and Khushi.

Sridevi's family releases an official statement
Sridevi’s family releases an official statement

Sonam Kapoor also took to Instagram to share the message.

Janvi’s first Bollywood movie will hit the theaters in a few months. Naturally, her family is looking out for her at this difficult time.

Here’s what the letter reads:

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.

The one thing that helped us all get through these last few days, was the amazing amount of love and support from everyone — be it her many colleagues, to her innumerable fans, her caring friends and loving family, from across the country and the world.

This outpouring of love is the memory that we would like Khushi and Janhvi to have of their mother… a woman who was loved unquestionably by everyone. Let us all who loved Sri, envelope her two little ones, her life, as she often called them, with as much or more love than we gave Sri so that they can live their lives ahead with a little less ache in their hearts.

Let us help them remember their mother fondly, with that beloved twinkle in her eyes, and help them build a life and be what Sri had dreamt for them.

To the members of the media, we ask that you respect the privacy of the family and allow us the space to grieve. Sri lived her life with dignity and we implore, that you give her the same respect.

Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family.