Sridevi’s life wasn’t perfect, says Ram Gopal Varma

Actress Sridevi Kapoor  (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
Actress Sridevi Kapoor (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Sridevi’s life wasn’t as perfect as she it was portrayed in the media, says director Ram Gopal Varma, who worked with the late Sridevi in a number of films such as Great Robbery, Govindhaa Govindhaa and Hairaan.

On Tuesday, the director penned a letter entitled My Love Letter To Sridevi’s Fans where he spoke about the actress’ apprehensions and insecurities. According to RGV, Sridevi’s life is a classic case of how a celebrity’s actual life is completely different from how it’s portrayed to the outside media.

“For many, Sridevi’s life was perfect . Beautiful face, great talent, seemingly stable family with two beautiful daughters. From outside everything looked so enviable and desirable… But was Sridevi a very happy person and did she lead a very happy life?” the director wrote.

RGV says Sridevi’s life changed after her father’s death. From a free bird in the sky she became “like a bird in a cage due to her overprotective mother.”

Her mother made a number of wrong investments that left Sridevi pennyless. This was when Boney Kapoor, who also had huge debts, came into her life.
RGV wrote: “In this entire period except for the short glimmer of English Vinglish Sridevi has been pretty much an extremely unhappy woman. The uncertainty of the future,the ugly turns and twists in her private life left deep scars in the super stars sensitive mind and there after she was never at peace.
“She always came across as a little uptight but that’s because she built a psychological wall around her as she was scared of anybody to really see what’s going on within her. She was panicky about anybody knowing what her insecurities were.”
Sridevi, one of the first female superstars of Bollywood, passed away on Sunday after she accidentally drowned following loss of consciousness in her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Her body was finally given to her family on Tuesday.