Sonam Kapoor’s wish on cousin Janhvi Kapoor’s 21st birthday will melt your heart – Sridevi’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor turns 21 today. Her family and friends have been wishing her on social media while acknowledging her immense strength as she grips with the loss of her mother.
Janhvi’s cousin Sonam posted a picture of the upcoming actress and said: “To one of the strongest girls I know, who became a woman today. Happy birthday, jannu.”
Designer Manish Malhotra, who was Sridevi’s one of the closest friends, also shared a picture of himself with the mother-daughter duo and wrote, “Happy Birthday, my dearest Janhvi. May God bless you with happiness, love, peace and just everything.”
Janhvi lost her loving mother just few days before her birthday as the veteran actress passed away on February 24 by accidental drowning in the bathtub of a hotel room in Dubai.
Meanwhile, a few days before her birthday, Janhvi posted a heartwarming tribute for her doting mother and shared some throwback pictures of the family – Sridevi and Boney Kapoor and their daughters Janhvi and Khushi. She wrote, “The imprint you’ve left on us is so strong, it might just be enough to keep us going, but never enough to be fully whole.” For her fans and Instagram followers, Janhvi wrote: “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.”
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.
Sridevi was cremated with full state honours last week with her funeral attended by the who’s who of the film fraternity. Her ashes were immersed in Rameshwaram by husband Boney, and daughters Janhvi and Khushi
Janhvi is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Ishaan Khatter in Karan Johar’s Dhadak, directed by Shashank Khaitan.