There is a gnawing hollowness in my chest: Janhvi's letter to Sridevi

The grieving youngster has penned an emotional letter to her late mother on her 21st birthday


Entertainment Desk March 03, 2018
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Sridevi’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor was all set to make her Bollywood debut with Dhadak next month when tragedy struck when she lost her mother – the iconic Bollywood actor – last Saturday. Now, a week later, the grieving youngster has penned an emotional letter to and about her late mother on the occasion of her own 21st birthday.

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“There is a gnawing hollowness in my chest that I know I’ll have to learn how to live with. Even with all this emptiness, I still feel your love. I feel you are protecting me from sadness and pain. Every time I close my eyes, I only have good things to remember,” wrote the budding actor, as reported by the Indian Express.

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Janhvi also shared several photos along with the letter which help visualise the close relationship she shared with Sridevi. She requested the public to respect the relationship between her parents as well. She wrote, “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. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it.”

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The young actor continued, “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.”

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“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,” Janhvi added. “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.”

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Lastly, she thanked her mother’s fans for their unrelenting love and support. “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.”

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