Bollywood’s first female superstar Sridevi who inspired several young women to pursue acting passed away on Saturday. According to forensic reports, the 54-year-old Padma Shri award recipient died due to accidental drowning in a bathtub.
Yesterday, when several members from the entertainment fraternity gathered to pay their last visit to the mortal remains of Sridevi, former Bollywood actress and now Kings XI Punjab co-owner in the IPL Preity Zinta was heartbroken as she was all the way at the other end of the world.
While Preity is sad that her all-time favorite actress is no more, she has also gone on an angry rant against the media.
“Almost everyone I know has gone to say goodbye to her in Mumbai. I’m on the other side of the globe, it’s midnight & I cannot sleep. Right now a part of my childhood burns Into ashes & dust. Sridevi my icon is gone.”
“I close my eyes & see Hawa Hawai smiling at me. She will always be in my heart. I wish her peace & freedom. I’m so sad I did not get to say goodbye,” she added.
Condemning the media reportage on the actress’ sad and untimely demise, Preity said, “I’m upset & angry to see people stoop so low and the media circus. Everyone wants to gain from her departure. As her fan I hate it & I hate them. How dare they try to take her dignity in death? I will not let this happen.”
Concluding the note, Preity said Sridevi is and always will be the Brightest Star and thanked the superstar for making her fall in cinema.
“Sridevi is and always will be the Brightest Star. A powerhouse of talent, spontaneity & sensuality. She will always be my Hawa Hawaii. Thank you for always Brightening up my life & for making me cry. Thank you for being so gracious & sweet & most of all thank you 🙏 for making me fall in love with cinema. I love you,” Preity Zinta wrote on the photo sharing website, Instagram.