Boney plays peacemaker, brings Sridevi, Srilatha closer

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The legal and property disputes between Sridevi and her sister Srilatha are a thing of the past. Now they have established a comfort level with each other, thanks to Boney Kapoor's mediation.

Things have improved so much that on Monday evening Srilatha and her husband threw a grand party in Chennai to celebrate Sridevi's Padma Shri honour.

The night before, Sridevi and Boney were in Hyderabad to attend a party in Sridevi's honour hosted by her cousin Maheshwari.

"Why should I not be proud of my wife? You name me one other actress who has had a 40-year innings as an actress and who made a comeback like she did. Do you know 'English Vinglish' has earned $5 million worldwide. It was released in Hong Kong in March where it has become the second-most successful Hindi film after '3 Idiots'. For a heroine-centric film that's quite an achievement," said Kapoor.

"Do you know Sri is the only actress to have played the lead with two generation of actors in the South and North. In Telugu cinema, she has starred opposite both N.T. Rama Rao and his son. In Bollywood, she has worked opposite both Dharmendra and Sunny Deol. I feel she should have got the Padma Shri long back. But never mind. We're celebrating her success belatedly," he added.

The producer of films like "Wanted" and "No Entry" has a double reason to feel proud.

"On the one hand, Sri is doing so well for herself getting recognition from places that she deserves. On the other hand, my son Arjun Kapoor's second film 'Aurangzeb' is ready for release and it's getting the kind of attention that very few films have done lately. Next to Ranbir Kapoor's 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', it's my son Arjun in 'Aurangzeb' who has received the maximum hits on the internet."

One learns that Sridevi has been taking a keen interest in Arjun and his new film "Aurangzeb".