Today is Sridevi’s 55th Birth Anniversary. It is a hard time for her family who are missing her a lot today. Her husband Boney was deeply madly in love with her who did everything to always stay close to her. We came across an old interview of Boney Kapoor in which he told about his love story with Sridevi.
While talking to a leading daily, he had said, “I fell in love with Sri when I watched her Tamil film during the late 1970s. After watching her film, I wanted to know more about her. I had specially gone to Chennai at her house to meet her, but she was shooting in Singapore. I returned to Mumbai disheartened.” He added, “After some time, I watched Sri’s Solva Sawan (1979). I desperately wanted to meet her. I wanted her to work with me. One day I went to meet her on the set (of a movie). Sri is an introvert. She doesn’t talk to strangers. She talked to me in half broken English and Hindi and just said that her mother takes care of her professional matters.”
He further disclosed that when he met Sridevi’s mother and offered film Mr. India, she demanded Rs 10 Lakh for the film. However, Boney instead offered the amount of Rs 11 Lakh so that she couldn’t say no. Boney told, “When she asked for Rs 10 lakh, I offered her Rs 11 lakh because I wanted to be close to Sri. Her mother was completely impressed with me. Sri was the highest paid actresses of that time and she later confessed to me that she thought I was a crazy producer who was offering more than what she had asked for.”
Mr. India was an a science fiction thriller film which starred Boney’s younger brother Anil Kapoor and Sridevi. The film was a super hit and went on to become second highest grossing Indian film of that year.