Mumbai: Veteran actress Sridevi’s sudden demise left Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Anupam Kher with myriad thoughts about life. Sridevi died due to “accidental drowning” in a bathtub in a Dubai hotel last week. Her last rites were performed in Mumbai on Wednesday, and a sea of fans expressed their love for the big screen’s “Chandni”.
According to the report published in India Today, Jacqueline Fernandez was clicked smiling at Sridevi’s condolence meet held at the Celebration Sports Club in Lokhanwala, Mumbai on Wednesday morning. After the photos went viral on social media, Twitterati reacted and trolled her.
However, after Sridevi’s demise, Jacqueline Fernandez tweeted,”Sridevi ji has left behind a remarkable body of work. She was a people’s superstar. She will live with us through her work, her songs !!”
Sridevi ji has left behind a remarkable body of work. She was a people's superstar. She will live with us through her work, her songs !!
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 28, 2018
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 25, 2018
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon…
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 24, 2018
Here are the few reactions of the Twitterati.
Is @Asli_Jacqueline insane or just don't care or don't realize she is at a funeral ?? smiling as if she is at an award show. If you are not sad don't visit to show ur USELESS formalities #Sridevifuneral #RIPSridevi #Fake #Sridevi pic.twitter.com/1j8tZFm9yE
— Deep S Singh (@deep20ss) February 28, 2018
If you don’t have respect for departed soul then avoid going for last rites just for the sake of media coverage. There was nothing to smile. #Sridevi was not only a actress but she was an institution of acting. A legend! Respect her.
— Subrat Saurabh (@ChickenBiryanii) February 28, 2018
shame on u @Asli_Jacqueline you are smiling as if u are in a fun event . really shameless
— The Eh Factor (@trevias_azuis) February 28, 2018
OMG . jacquline Why are you smiling ?😡
— Rahul khan (@rahulkhana655) February 28, 2018
Reacting to those trolls, Jacqueline at an event in Mumbai said: “I would like to term it as baseless. It’s something that you don’t dwell on. You just move on in life”.
Here are some of the after-thoughts of celebrities:
Amitabh Bachchan: Sticks of sandalwood held precariously in hand… in turn they be laid by them that present themselves at still form… Gun fire in salute of state formality frightens the precincts of mourners… Three rounds… symbolic… white adorned folded palms… A line of bereavement… Passers by in reverence… A gentle embrace some… some of soft reassurances.. head embarrassed down, in cheer of the mass collection about… For them it’s a celebrity sighting… For us a departure… respect of the moment thrown out of fan window… grace and dignity for departed an unheard culture for them… Value of life unknown; or know to be unknown… reverence for us, irreverence for others… no one taught them, or perhaps did but never complied… here endeth the lesson.
Shah Rukh Khan: How can one not just feel love and beauty and be grateful for a life that became a part of yours in some small way by making it prettier… Isn’t it just easier to feel love and give towards that life, even in death… The comfort of appreciation and gratitude.
Anupam Kher: The only way to get over a death is by seeing it as a life completed, instead of a life interrupted. Goodbye Sridevi.
Vivek Anand Oberoi: As we saw her lying in the casket, felt such a strong sense of loss… That magical smile, those eyes that could express a million emotions… closed forever… an icon is lost… A legend lives on!
Jacqueline Fernandez: Srideviji has left behind a remarkable body of work. She was a people’s superstar. She will live with us through her work, her songs!
Shekhar Kapur: Goodbye Sri. I met you as a young newcomer. Shy and reserved. And saw you leave as a Devi. All of us that were part of your incredible energy in your lifetime have been blessed. Sridevi final journey, Sridevi.
Rohit Roy: Don’t know how her immediate family must be dealing with this loss.. my heart goes out to those little girls and Boney saab. Srideviji RIP.
Ileana D’Cruz: You were, are, and will continue to be loved by us all. Love and strength to your family.
With inputs from IANS