Filmmaker Boney Kapoor seemed to be in a candid mood Friday when he shared his "love story" with his actress wife Sridvei and confessed that it was love at first sight for him. He says he is still mad about her.
"I fell in love with Sri (Sridevi) when I watched her Tamil film during the late 1970s. After watching her film, I wanted to know more about her," Kapoor told reporters while sharing the inside story, which has been kept under wraps so far, much to the embarrassment of his wife.
"I had especially gone to Chennai at her house to meet her, but she was shooting in Singapore. I returned to Mumbai disheartened," he added.
He was accompanying Sridevi, who was in the capital to attend the India Today Women Summit 2013.
Looking beautiful in a red embroidered sari, the "Chandni" actress made futile attempts to stop Kapoor from divulging more details about their romance.
But he continued and said: "After some time, I watched Sri's 'Solva Sawan' (1979). I desperately wanted to meet her. I wanted her to work with me. One day I went to meet her on the set (of a movie). Sri is an introvert. She doesn't talk to strangers. She talked to me in half broken English and Hindi and just said that her mother takes care of her professional matters."
Kapoor, who married Sri in 1996, said when he met his future mother-in-law, he offered "Mr. India" and Sridevi's mother asked for Rs.10 lakh to sign the film.
"When she asked for Rs.10 lakh, I offered her Rs.11 lakh because I wanted to be close to Sri. Her mother was completely impressed with me. Sri was the highest paid actresses of that time and she later confessed to me that she thought I was a crazy producer who was offering more than what she had asked for," said Kapoor.
It was a "dream come true" for him when Sridevi acted in his production venture "Mr. India". In the super hit sci-fi comedy, directed by Shekhar Kapur, Kapoor roped in his younger brother to play the male lead opposite Sridevi.
"I made sure she was comfortable on the set (of 'Mr. India'). I personally took care of everything. There were no vanity vans at that time, but I arranged for a separate make-up room for her. Gradually, she felt comfortable with me."
Later Sridevi starred in his films like "Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja" and "Judaai".
Kapoor was so madly in love with her that when Sridevi was filming "Chandni" in Switzerland, he had gone to Switzerland especially to see her "because I wanted to be close to her".
"After coming back, I told my first wife (Mona Shourie) what I had felt for Sri," he said and added when Sridevi's) mother died, "I was there with her all the time."
"When she finished shooting for 'Lamhe', her father passed away. We came close to each other slowly. I supported her throughout.
"Even she was there for me always. She is not only a talented actress, but a fabulous wife and mother. She still lives in her own world and doesn't get into controversies. Even after so many years of our marriage, I am still madly in love with her."
The couple has two daughters.
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Yes he is 'madly' in love coz he is mad himself.. his first wife died because of him and every time I see Arjun.. my heart fills with sympathy.. Boney literally ruined a family and I don't understand why Sridevi married him.. jab ek ka nahi ho ska toh kisi aur ka kaise hoga..
I don't know anything much about Boney Kapoor or his first marraige! But as far as I heard, he was still married when he got SriDevi pregnant? Cheating on ones wife and obsessing over another women and finally getting her pregnant while still married is hardly an example of romance. I honestly don't know what to say to this article!!
i dont doubt boney and sridevi's talent as a director an actress respectively... infact, i love sridevi's comeback in english vinglish - the best comeback for any actress i've seen so far..., but i dont like them for what they hav done in their personal life.. seriously, i dont get it why boney married mona shourie in the 1980's and produced 2 kids from that marriage when he fell in love with sridevi in the late 1970s itself.. i feel sorry for arjun and his sister anshula - their dad's 2nd marriage was really tough on them as kids..
I have no respect for this man. He cheated on his wife,and knocked up another woman. It's a past, and good luck to them.
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