As the nation mourns the untimely demise of Sridevi, a post has gone viral on the social media claiming that the veteran actress' plastic surgeries and constant endeavor to look young could have caused her untimely death.
'Sridevi was under pressure'
Post by a woman named Piyali Ganguli, who apparently is close to some Bollywood celebs, claims that Sridevi was always under immense pressure to keep her weight down, have a wrinkle-free face, and do everything possible to hide her age.
'Sridevi was not happy'
In the post, Piyali says that she met Sridevi five years ago and found her very beautiful but unhappy.
Condolences poured in
One of Bollywood's most loved actor passed at an age of 54, due to cardiac arrest in Dubai on Saturday. Apart from Kamal Haasan,Amitabh Bachchan,Rajinikanth,Akshay Kumar,Priyanka Chopraand many others have expressed their shock over Sri's death and extended condolences to the family during this testing time. The actress' body is being brought to Mumbai from Dubai.
The authenticity of the claims in the post is not verified. It is something that has gone viral on viral on Facebook and WhatsApp.
Here is the full text of the post:
"While we are all mourning the untimely demise of Sridevi, it is important to remember why this may have happened to her. Society demanded that she stay slimmer/look younger than a40-year-old and hence, the continuous surgeries. When i met her about 5 years ago, she was beautiful but a sad version of that self that we loved so much in a movie like Chandni. What a lot of pressure to keep her weight down, to make sure that her face had no wrinkle lines....continuous clinic visits in Southern California.
"As a friend of mine wrote this morning...do we need a #metoo movement in fashion,#notsize0? Milan has already implemented this but these patriarchical implants were in her head. The husband, who claimed to love her so much should have intervened. Did he love the way she looked as his arm candy more than he loved her? She herself did not trust herself in her own beauty -- she was a clothes horse for whoever would care to dress her.
"What i conclude is such a lack of love for oneself that one's own lips don't suffice, one's own face is not good enough, one's flesh and blood have to be sucked out of her so that she can wear the best of couture. That is the sadness of a life that could have been lived so much better not just for her but for her daughters. What a terrible legacy".