This is how Boney Kapoor fell in love with Sridevi; insight into their controversial relationship (Throwback)
First Published 12, Jul 2020, 12:05 PM
Boney Kapoor and Sridevi's relationship was one of Bollywood's most controversial relationships, so read on
Boney Kapoor went to an extent of cheating on his wife Mona Kapoor, later left her and two children for Sridevi and to start a family with her. This left Mona and children Arjun Kapoor and Anusha Kapoor heartbroken.
It is a well-known fact that Boney was already married to Mona when he fell in love with Sridevi. But the earlier reports stated that Sridevi was not in love with Boney then. But Boney wanted to impress Sridevi and come closer to her.
Sridevi even demanded Rs 10 lakh remuneration way back in 1987 for Mr. India movie, but Boney offered her a surprising amount of Rs 11 lakh and booked her for the film. Here is when they both got closer to each other.
Another surprising fact is that Sridevi was a good friend of Mona and was a frequent visitor to Boney's house.
Meanwhile, Sridevi's mother fell ill, and did not have enough money for the treatment. This is when Boney created a different impression on Sridevi and went all out to help her financially and took her mom to the US for advanced treatment.
It is said that this is when Sridevi fell for Boney, and the couple took their relationship to the next level, with Boney proposing to her in 1993.
In an interview with Filmfare, Boney had confessed that when he expressed his love for Sridevi, she was angry and rattled and had stopped talking to him for eight months.
But after 1993 Mumbai blasts, when Sridevi was staying at a hotel in Mumbai, Boney convinced her mother to send Sridevi to his house. With Mona being a good friend of Sridevi, the actress started staying at Boney's house in 1993 till the film Roop ki Rani Choron Ka Raja. She was there for one month.
By 1996, Sridevi was pregnant with Janhvi Kapoor, and this shocked Mona. Reports also say that Sridevi was beaten up by Mona's mother when she found out that Sridevi was pregnant with Boney's child.
Boney decided to leave Mona and children and started a family with Sridevi. From then onwards, Sridevi was called a home-breaker. She was even alleged of severing Boney's ties with Mona, Arjun and Anshula.
Janhvi was born in the year 1996 when Boney was still legally wedded to Mona. But Mona died of Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in 2012.
According to Sridevi's quote mentioned in Bollywoodshaadis.com, “I fell in love with him when I got to know the real him. It was difficult, traumatic even, and it took me many years to finally accept the fact that I was destined to be with Boney. In hindsight, I only wish that I had realised and accepted his love for me sooner. I always believe in following my heart, and I am glad that I did. My parents had passed away by then, and my sister was shocked with my decision. But now, she shares a great relationship with my husband and is convinced that he is the best thing that ever happened to me!"
A report by Senior Editor Vinita Nangia in Bombay Times states that Sridevi would be clinging on to Boney's arms in parties. She would look insecure and not as happy as she was on the screen.
But from Boney and Sridevi's interviews to the media about their love life, it can be said that the couple was love-struck and also got married in 1996, under controversial circumstances. But Sridevi was always insecure in the relationship.
However, later, the couple looked happy, posed with each other in front of the cameras and at public events. But Sridevi's sudden death in mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Dubai on February 24, 2018 left everyone shocked.