Rani Mukerji: Sridevi was literally like an elder sister

Bollywood is saddened and shocked by the untimely demise of the lady superstar Sridevi. Celebrities paid last respects to the actress today. Some have offered condolences on social media too.

In an interaction with media, Rani Mukerji shared her memories of Sridevi. “The day, the time I got to know about her demise, it was the most shocking and tragic thing for me to hear. I still can’t believe that we are talking about her demise. I feel surreal to talk about her in the past tense,” she said.

The actress, who is currently on the promotional spree of her movie Hichki, recalled about how Sridevi was excited to watch Hichki. “I was looking forward to show her my film Hichki. She called me after seeing the trailer and said ‘Laddoo, I have to see this movie’. I told her, ‘yes maa as soon as the movie is ready, I can show it you’,” said the Hichki actress.

Talking about her rapport with the late actress, Rani said, “Since I had a child, she was very supportive these last two years. The kind of love that she has given to me and Adira has been phenomenal. She was literally like an elder sister, elder ‘maasi’. A pillar of support to me in the last two years. It is extremely sad that two people who loved me immensely are no longer in my life.”

Talking about her childhood memories of Sridevi, Rani said, “For me, Srideviji has been my favourite from childhood. She knew me as a kid because I used to go in my school uniform to see her shooting. She worked in my uncle Shomu Mukherjee’s film. She remembers me as that kid I’ve connected with in a very different way when I grew up. She called me ‘Laddoo’. I’m going to miss that. For us to even fathom something like this happened is too difficult to digest. What I went through with my dad, three months back is something very difficult to accept. But that is what life is. It tells you the most important truth, you have to accept it even if you don’t want to.”

Rani Mukerji’s Hichki is slated to release on March 23, 2018.