After India bid a tearful adieu to legendary actress Sridevi - who was touted as Bollywood's first female superstar - the actress's husband and film producer Boney Kapoor posted a heart-wrenching post to her official Twitter account.
Celebrities who paid their last respects to the actor included Jaya Bachchan, her daughter Shweta Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sonam Kapoor's friend Anand Ahuja, Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Sriram Nene.
The 54-year-old Sridevi died on Saturday in Dubai, where she had gone to attend a family wedding.
"We respect the legendary actress for her vast contribution to cinema and also we are saddened by her untimely demise. Love and respect her for that". 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.
The needless speculations that emerged on the local media and its repugnant coverage of Sridevi's death sparked outrage globally. She wanted to give her fullest while taking up the responsibilities of a mother.
In 2017, she starred in "Mom", playing a woman out to seek vengeance for the rape of her teenage stepdaughter.
Cinema world, fans bid tearful adieu to Sridevi
He continued: "I am blessed to have the support and love of Arjun and Anshula, who have been such pillars of strength for myself, Khushi and Janhvi".
Sridevi was set to see Jhanvi, the eldest of her two daughters, make her Bollywood debut in a movie scheduled for release later this year.
Boney further shared that his only two concerns right now are to protect his daughters and find a way to move forward without Sri.
After a public service, Sridevi's flower-bedecked funeral cortege made its way slowly to a crematorium where her family said their final goodbyes. Talking about Sridevi, his wife and actress who passed away, he said: "She was our life, our strength and the reason we always smiled". However, we are at loss about the discrimination practised to the common man.
Recalling Sridevi's vast legacy as an artiste, he said curtains never come down on an actor's life as they live on the silver screen forever. Please respect our need to grieve privately.