Boney Kapoor On Sridevi’s Birthday:  “For Me She Is The Best”

On  August 13  Bollywood resident diva Sridevi turnrd a  year older. On the big day while her home is flooded with flowers and greetings Sridevi is still jetlagged after a longish visit to the US with her ever-protective husband Boney Kapoor who now filters all  the Birthday greetings and makes sure  the love of his life is not disturbed.

When asked what makes Sridevi so extra-special Boney ponders, “I’ve never asked why she  is special. I just know  she is. I’ve known it from the time I met her. We’ve been married for 21 years. I’ve only seen her grow from strength  to strength as  a human being and an actress.”

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Boney pretty much finds himself staggered by his wife virtuosity on  screen. “There  is nothing that she can’t do  . As an actor her range is limitless. From comedy in Chalbaaz and Mr India to the mellow muted drama  of Mom where she lifted a potentially routine story to  sublime levels, she is according to me the best actress ever.And I  take into consideration all the actresses from the past, present and  future. I am pretty certain there won’t be another Sridevi.”

So what attracted Boney to Sridevi in the  first place? “I was impressed from the start by the dignity with which she  conducted herself. On the sets when she was  shooting she would largely keep to herself. But she was never considered standoffish. There was always warmth towards her. What really endeared me  to her was that she was down to earth. Success never went  to her head. She was always grounded and continues to be. So commands respect spontaneously. When she enters  a room people stand up for her reflexively.”

Boney birthday wishes  for his wife? “I wish she would continue to get roles that would do justice to her talent.When we were in the US recently she was hailed as India’s Meryl Streep. After  her last two films English Vinglish  and Mom , expectations  from her are sky high. I  wish she would  find another role that challenges her as an actor.”

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