Rishi Kapoor lashed out at media and wrote, "Suddenly your individuality gets lost and becomes a mere body??"
The media coverage of actress Sridevi's death has provoked a furious tweet from her Chandnico-star Rishi Kapoor who has objected to the late star's remains being referred to as the 'body.'
Sridevi, just 54, died suddenly in Dubai where she was attending a family wedding with husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi. "All television channels reporting 'the body will be brought to Mumbai in the night.' Suddenly your individuality gets lost and becomes a mere body?" tweeted Rishi Kapoor angrily.
Before his tweet censuring the press, Rishi Kapoor posted this message of condolence for Sridevi's family,
It's not the first time Mr Kapoor has tweeted about perceived disrespect for a deceased colleague. Last April, he railed against the failure of younger actors to attend the last rites of Vinod Khanna, tweeting, "Shameful. Not one actor of this generation attended Vinod Khanna's funeral. And that too he has worked with them. Must learn to respect."
He also tweeted this still from the song Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Choodiyan from their film Chandni.
Chandni starred Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna and helped establish the late actress as the definitive 'Yash Raj heroine.' Sridevi spent all of last week in Dubai attending the wedding of Kapoor nephew Mohit Marwah and Antara Motiwala. Her older daughter Janhvi was not with her but several other members of the family were.