Actress Sridevi’s untimely demise on Saturday/Sunday has shaken movie-goers across the country even as uncertainty shrouds the timing of bring back her body to Mumbai cremation. In the meantime, an interesting piece of information has leaked to the press showing how close Sridevi and superstar Rajinikanth were!
When Rajini fell ill in 2011 and was rushed to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, millions of his fans prayed hard across the globe at various temples, mosques and churches, praying to the Almighty to bring ther ‘man of the masses’ alive from his illness. Thanks to those prayers, Rajini recovered and regained his usual health in two years. He is now back to doing what he does best: acting in films!
It now turns out that Sridevi, who was a very close friend of Rajini right from the latter’s second film in his career, went on a fasting schedule for a week. After the fasting period of a week was over, she went all the way to the Shirdi Saibaba Temple and prayed to the Almighty to soon make her close friend (Rajini) recover from illness.
It was only after Rajini returned from Singapore and started his normal routine that Sridevi broke the ‘fast’ she underwent for Rajini. “I fasted for a week and prayed for his recovery,” Sridevi said later. Rajini’s fans now recall her sacrifice with tears welling up in their eyes!