She said I won’t eat non-veg till you stop smoking: Janhvi Kapoor on how Sridevi convinced Boney Kapoor to stop smoking


Legendary film actress Sridevi left a deep void in the hearts of millions of people as she passed away on February 24, 2018. It has been four years but the actress still resides in our hearts through her films. Recently, Sridevi's daughter and Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor recalled her mother's decision to quit eating non-veg so that her husband Boney quit smoking. 

Janhvi recalled, in a chat with a Bollywood website, that Boney was smoking a lot in the mid-2000s and Sridevi was very concerned about it. “Papa was smoking a lot. I think it was around the time of No Entry, Wanted and every morning me and Khushi would find new ways to destroy his cigarette packets so either we’d go and cut up his cigarettes or I’d open it and put toothpaste on it. Different different things we’d do every day. Nothing worked and Mom would also keep fighting with him,” she said.

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Janhvi recalled that at the time Sridevi gave up eating non-vegetarian food, even though it was not recommended by the doctors, because she wanted Boney to stop smoking. “She became vegetarian. She said I won’t eat non-veg till you stop smoking and the doctors were like no you are too weak. You need to eat more and she was like no. And Papa would beg her,” she said.

The actor shared that Boney ultimately gave up smoking approximately 4-5 years ago. She said, “Then finally, 4-5 years ago, he was like she wanted me to stop, I couldn’t do it then. I’ll do it now and he just stopped.”