Mumbai: Sridevi ranked amongst the highest-paid actors in the 1980s and 1990s and is considered to be the most popular actress of the era.
The actress who started her career in movies as a child artist in Tamil cinema went on to become a top actress in South India acting alongside Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and even Chiranjeevi.
Not just south, she even ruled the Bollywood film industry in 1980s and early 1990s with films like Mr.India, Sadma, Lamhe and more.
While people mostly remember her for creating problems in Boney’s marriage and eventually marrying him, causing Arjun Kapoor to have a rather troubled childhood, most people have forgotten about her marriage to Mithun Chakraborty who was actually already married to Yogeeta.
The actress had come in between Mithun and his wife Yogeeta Bali, got married to him in 1985 and later got it annulled in 1988.
While there is no strong proof of it, there are several sources and reports which confirm this story. The actress’s wikipedia account too states that she was married to Mithun for three years.
Mona Kapoor, Boney Kapoor’s first wife, had revealed in an interview with Savvy magazine that Sridevi had tied a rakhi on Boney’s wrist to prove her love to Mithun and state that there was nothing going on between Boney and her.
So the story goes, Sridevi became friends with Mona Kapoor (Boney’s first wife). She was staying at Mona and Boney’s house and used to consider Boney as her brother (when Mithun and Sridevi were together, Mithun made Sridevi tie a rakhi to Boney). It was then that the affair started and she was soon pregnant with Boney’s child. When Mona came to know about it, she was devastated!
Soon, the news of Sridevi’s pregnancy spread like fire and she was accused of breaking a happy family. In 1996, Sridevi and Boney had a simple temple wedding. Boney left his first wife, Mona and kids, Arjun and Anshula.
Sridevi was seen as the other woman and a home-breaker back then and according to a controversial story published in Stardust in 1997, the south beauty was very insecure about her marriage.
Sridevi also put a ban on Boney to meet his first family! He was asked to cut off all the ties from Mona, Arjun and Anshula. This is a major reason that Arjun has no relationship with his step-mother and half-sisters. In one of his interviews, Arjun said:
“My relationship with Sridevi would never be normal. She is just my father’s wife and nothing beyond that.”