For a Bollywood superstar who had over a million ardent fans, there would have been no shortage of pallbearers to help carry Sridevi's bier today. But in a touching gesture that left many with a lump in their throats, it was young Arjun Kapoor who stepped forward to the task... and that one step brought him closer to bereaved dad Boney Kapoor and disconsolate stepsisters Janhvi and Khushi than ever before.
It was like Sridevi had preordained it. That Arjun, whose father Boney she took away in 1996, should let bygones be bygones and come to the aid of the family. Arjun showed his finest colours when he flew down to Dubai to be at Boney's side and then bring Sridevi's body home. After that, all during the prayer ceremonies and last rites, the young actor made his presence felt just by being there. Pity Sridevi wasn't able to see it.