This morning I woke up to the news of the legendary Sridevi, being no more at 54. I have grown up watching her movies. She is a tremendously talented actor.
I have been reading so many write-ups about her. There are whatsapp forwards, blog posts, news reports, status updates and so much more.
What I do not understand is how people comment on her personal life. They have watched her movies, or met her at an event, or know her through 'friends of friends' etc. They talk about how she 'tried to hold on to her beauty', how she went under the scalpel, how she was stressed etc etc.
Everything about her is open game --no matter what the truth is.
I am saddened reading these discussions.
I lost my father to a cardiac arrest. He was healthy, fit as a fiddle, had none of the age related ailments and looked so much younger for his years. He had twice the energy of someone half his age. Even on the day he passed away, he had gone for his usual 6 km walk. He was just 66. It was no age to go. His death was a huge paradigm shift for me. It altered forever the way I look at things.
Cardiac arrests happen.
It can happen to you, to me--to anybody.
STOP JUDGING. Don't assume you have the right to take anybody's personal life apart, just because their death was untimely, that too of natural causes.
Please say a prayer for her family.
And for her soul.