Sridevi was India’s first female superstar. After her untimely death in 2018, people remembered her as the undisputed queen of cinema and a megawatt actor who easily eclipsed her costars in the male-dominated industry. She was equally comfortable in both dramatic and comedic roles.
She was found dead in a bathtub in a hotel in Dubai after she drowned. Untold numbers of fans mourned the loss of a beloved icon. A million hearts broken by the news of her untimely death. Doctors confirmed the result of an accidental drowning. Remembering the ultimate queen of Indian cinema on her birth anniversary today, let’s take a look back at her Sweet Love Story.
There are so many differences between reel life and real life. Reel life is fictional and colorful. But real life is full of pain and broken dreams. Actors act in the fictional characters, we love them seeing their on-screen chemistry. But they also have their personal life. They also have love, emotions, joy, sorrow. sometimes they fall in love with their co-stars also. This is a sweet love story of Mithun Chakraborty and Sridevi which can defeat the storyline of any Bollywood movie.
A Sweet Love Story of Mithun and Sridevi:
In the 90’s era, Mithun Chakrabarty and Sridevi were some of the best couples in cinemas. People love their on-screen chemistry and romance. They worked together in many films. Gradually their on-screen chemistry developed off-screen also. Producer Boney Kapoor had an important part in their story.
The story begins with Boney Kapoor’s friendship with Mithun. Mithun and Boney first met during the making of the film ‘Hum Panch’. The film was released in 1980. Meanwhile, Mithun married actress Helena Luke. She was his first wife. after four months they got divorced. In that year Mithum married actress Yogita Bali. She was already well-established and older than Mithun. Yogita was the wife of Singer Kishore Kumar.
Mithun had to struggle a lot in the early stages of his acting career in Mumbai. Then Yogita Bali helped him to get success in Bollywood. For this reason, Mithun was always grateful to Yogita. But Mithun’s career had changed after releasing the film Disco Dancer in 1982. He got stardom in the film Jaag Utha Insan. In this film, Mithun and Sridevi worked together. On the set of Jaag Utha Insan, they fell in love with each other. Even it is rumored that they got married secretly. But they accepted this. However, popular news media leaked Mithun-Sridevi’s marriage certificate once, stating that the marriage took place in 1985.
Boney Kapoor came between Mithun and Sridevi:
After that Boney Kapoor came between them. Sridevi met producer Boney Kapoor in 1984 while starring in ‘Mr. India’. Boney fell in love madly with the beauty queen Sridevi. At that time Boney also was married to Mona Kapoor. He produced many films of Anil Kapoor and Sridevi under the banner of his own production company. He also tried to convince Sridevi’s mother by paying off huge debts.
At that time Boney Kapoor’s weakness towards Sridevi was caught in Mithun’s eyes. As a result, their friendship broke down. Mithun also started suffering from insecurities regarding Sridevi. The situation went worst and Sridevi was forced to tie a rakhi to Boney Kapoor. After all these Sridevi wanted to get the identity of Mithun’s wife. On the other hand, Yogita Bali came to know about Mithun’s relation with Sridevi and gave threats of suicide to Mithun. Then Mithun refused to leave his wife for Sridevi. And their relationship ended in 1988.
In 1996 Sridevi and Boney Kapoor got married and they have two children. Beauty Queen Sridevi died on 24th February 2018 in Dubai.
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