On the occasion of the National Award winning film festival to be held at Maquinez Palace from 25th May to 7th June 2018, a special car designed by Pune-based Paridhi Bhati, 26, Bhavana Varma, 33, Tonu Sojatia, 29 will be on display at Entertainment Society of Goa venue. It is a very unique and eye-catching car since its exterior is designed as a full-fledged ‘moving tribute’ to their idol Sridevi, who passed away in February.
A group of three die-hard fans of the late actress Sridevi managed to floor her husband Boney Kapoor and actress-daughter Janhvi at their home here in Andheri and returned with sweet memories of a lifetime. They were specially invited by the Kapoor family for tea and for a ‘darshan’ of their car, a Honda City, at their home on Sunday.
Though this particular car is quite common on the roads, the women possess one which is She has designed the multi-hued vinyl-prints, which are long-lasting, and they took up almost a month to properly make-up the car as a gesture of love, for the greatest of actresses, Sridevi, adored by millions even today.
Working as social media PR with the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Sojatia, along with her two friends, even designed a special logo incorporating an image of Sridevi – ‘Flying BhaToPa’, which the Kapoors admired.
The three drove a return distance of 1,250 km on the Pune-Goa-Pune route over three days of the exclusive all-women safari.
In the safari, the ‘Flying BhaToPa’ car became the showstopper, standing out in the crowd with its gleaming white background and a colourful tribute to Sridevi pasted on its exteriors, the bumper, roof, bonnet and doors.
The Sridevi theme shows various moods of Sridevi – love, anger, innocence and dance – with corresponding images from some of her most well-known films in Hindi and south Indian languages, including ‘Lamhe’, ‘Chandni’.
The car tribute covers Sridevi’s entire film journey from the age of 3 to her last film “Mom”, with its shattering dialogue – “Iss desh me rape to kar sakte hai, lekin rapist ko thappad nahi maar sakte” – “Stop blaming the victim. NO means NO.”
This car will be there for display for 3 days @ ESG i.e. from 25-5-2018 to 27-5-2018.