Sonam shares an emotional post on cousin Janhvi's 21st birthday
Birthday wishes have been pouring in for Sridevi's elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor as she has turned 21 today. On her special day, cousin Sonam Kapoor wrote a heartfelt note to the budding actress who recently lost her mother. Sonam hailed Janhvi as one of the strongest girls she knows along with a smiling picture of the 'Dhadak' girl.
Here's what Sonam wrote for the birthday girl
Manish Malhotra, a close friend of Sridevi, also wished Janhvi
Janhvi's debut film is slated to release in July
Janhvi will be making her Bollywood debut with 'Dhadak', the Hindi remake of the Marathi blockbuster 'Sairat'. The project was announced last year and its shooting was underway till the unfortunate news of Sridevi's sudden death came in. Backed by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and directed by Shashank Khaitan, 'Dhadak' will also introduce Shahid Kapoor's younger brother Ishaan Khatter.
Sridevi passed away days before Janhvi's birthday
On the fateful night of 24 February, Sridevi bid her final goodbye to the world. The legendary actress accidentally drowned in her Dubai hotel room bathtub leaving her family, friends and fans in a state of shock. She had gone there to attend a family wedding along with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor.
Janhvi had dedicated a moving letter to her late mother
On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace. Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world. Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it. Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man who’s entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love. Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that. Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.