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Cherish your parents: Jahnvi pens after mom Sridevi’s death

Sridevi went to Dubai to attend a family wedding. She was accompanied by Boney and Khushi, but Jahnvi could not be there as she had work commitments

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Sridevi and Jhanvi Kapoor
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  • Sridevi’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor pens down her thoughts after her mother’s death
  • Janhvi will be debuting in upcoming Bollywood movie “Dhadak”
  • Sridevi had two daughters – Jahnvi and Khushi Kapoor

A week after her mother and veteran actress Sridevi’s sudden demise, her elder daughter Jahnvi Kapoor says there’s a “gnawing hollowness” within her. She has penned an emotional note urging people to cherish their parents.

Jahnvi, who is one of the two daughters Sridevi had with film producer Boney Kapoor, will turn 21 on March 7 and she is also gearing up for the release of her maiden Bollywood outing “Dhadak.”

After a week of grappling with the shocking news of her mother’s demise due to accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub in Dubai, Jahnvi has penned her sentiments in a note posted on her official Instagram page.

Jahnvi Kapoor wrote heart-touching words in honour of her mother, Sridevi.
Jahnvi Kapoor wrote heart-touching words in honour of her mother, Sridevi.

It reads: “On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace.”

Jahnvi, who has sibling Khushi, said her parents shared immense love and there shouldn’t be any attempts to “tarnish” that.

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“Their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world. Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it.

“Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man whose entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love,” she said, adding that Boney has lost his “jaan”.

Of her mother, Jahnvi said: “She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that.

Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence.”

Sridevi was a big influence in her daughters' life.
Sridevi was a big influence in her daughters’ life.

In an accompanying image, Jahnvi shared a heartfelt note on her emotions of losing her “best friend” and “reason for everything”.

“Nothing anyone said mattered, no problem was big enough and no day could ever be dull because I had you… And I didn’t have to rely on anyone or anything because the only person I ever needed was you,” she wrote.

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As Jahnvi steps into films with Shashank Khaitan-directed “Dhadak” — releasing in July — she says she is only going to work towards making her mother “proud.”

“Every morning, all that I would do was (wake up) with the hope that one day you’d be as proud of me as I was of you. But I promise I’ll wake up every day with the same thought. Because you’re here and I can feel you.”

Jahnvi wants to make her mother proud of her.
Jahnvi wants to make her mother proud of her.

“Every morning, all that I would do was (wake up) with the hope that one day you’d be as proud of me as I was of you. But I promise I’ll wake up every day with the same thought. Because you’re here and I can feel you.”

She signed off the note with, “I love you, my everything.”

Sridevi went to Dubai to attend a family wedding. She was accompanied by Boney and Khushi, but Jahnvi could not be there as she had work commitments. IANS

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Practice What You Preach: Celebrities Should Stand By Their Public Image In Private Domain

Industry spokesperson Ashoke Pandit sees an urgent need for celebrities to practice what they preach.

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Actress-environmentalist Dia Mirza feels an imperative need for actors to maintain an equipoise in their overall conduct. Pixabay

Practice what you preach. Priyanka Chopra forgot the validity of this adage when at her wedding in December last year in Jodhpur she was seen enjoying a fireworks display.

Suddenly her reputation went up in the sky – at least for a while. Here was an actress who has privately spoken up about noise and smoke pollution caused by fireworks, and there she was enjoying the poison that she had condemned publicly.

A co-star-pal of Ms. Chopra commented, “It was her wedding. She was just having fun, some unthinking fun. I agree she should have been more careful with what she was doing. But it’s okay. No harm done.”

Actress-producer Pooja Bhatt spoke about the need for celebrities with a voice to make sure their private conduct doesn’t contradict their public image.

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Here was an actress who has privately spoken up about noise and smoke pollution caused by fireworks, and there she was enjoying the poison that she had condemned publicly. Pixabay

“I can only speak for myself… I have always been the same person in my personal and public space. The world today, and especially most of the youngsters, are two different animals in their personal and public space. There is no room for truth in most of the lives they share with people… ironic since this is a time of social media where apparently you let people see you for what you are and intimately… yet there is zero intimacy.. just carefully manufactured illusions of reality.”

Shabana Azmi, who has constantly voiced her strong opinion on social issues, admits it is imperative that the powerful voices in our society desist from dithering.

“My father Kaifi Azmi was a rare poet who practised what he preached whether it was on women’s empowerment, communal harmony or social justice. But it’s a tough place to bein because celebrities are judged more harshly than others and people are quick to nitpick. I am very informal with close friends and can be quite a maverick but social media is so all-pervasive that what’s fine in an intimate circle becomes public almost immediately. I think one must be mindful but it can’t be stretched to impossible limits.”

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Actress Priyanka Chopra. Wikimedia Commons

Industry spokesperson Ashoke Pandit sees an urgent need for celebrities to practice what they preach.

“The celebrity should be educated enough to comment on that particular subject. Once the comment is out in the public domain, the celebrity must abide by it. He has a responsibility towards the society as people follow them. Moreover they should follow what they preach. One should be very careful when one has to comment on sensitive issues.”

Actress-environmentalist Dia Mirza feels an imperative need for actors to maintain an equipoise in their overall conduct.

 

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“I personally believe that if one consciously believes in a value system and has outwardly expressed this, then one would also need to consider the importance of reflecting those very values in their personal choices to the best of their ability.This should hold true for all of us. Whether or not we are in position of power.”

In short, practice what you preach. (IANS)