International actress Deepika Padukone was left stunned and saddened by the news of Sridevi’s tragic demise. Deepika was amongst the first stars to reach Anil Kapoor’s house to meet the grieving family. Deepika also flew in from Bengaluru to attend Sridevi’s condolence meet. Sridevi passed away on February 24, 2018 after accidentally drowning in her hotel bathtub.
In a media chat, Deepika was questioned about her memories of Sridevi. She revealed, “My relationship with Sridevi was beyond the movies. She was like a mother figure to me. After every single film of mine after Love Aaj Kal, I would get a call from Boney Kapoor and after he congratulated me, Sri would come on the line. I developed a sense of familiarity and comfort with her. A few days before she left for Ras al Khaimah in the UAE, she spoke to me.”
Late Sridevi was a mother like figure for Deepika Padukone!