Mona Kapoor, first wife of filmmaker Boney Kapoor, died in Mumbai on Sunday (March 25, 2012). She was suffering from cancer.
The 48-year-old was the CEO of Future Studios, an indoor shooting studio in Mumbai. She had been diagnosed with cancer and was admitted to the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai two weeks ago.
Known and loved in Bollywood for her warmth, tenacity and sense of humour, Mona Kapoor's poignant last tweet dated March 16, showed her spirit: " once more any1 asks hw I am I wl block them. U all knw I am in hosp n battlng stagr 3 multiple organs cancer. Kindly pray fr me. Thts all." Her only other tweet that day was to retweet a link promoting the debut film of her son with Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor.
Just a day ago, on March 15, she Mona Kapoor posted a tweet replying to Shabana Azmi, where she said:" not v good my dearest..wil heal soon..u r too kind! how's the shoot progress??"
Battling the crisis in his family has been Arjun Kapoor, who is making his debut in Bollywood in Ishaqzaade, produced by Yash Raj films and directed by Habib Faisal, the National Award winning director of Do Dooni Chaar. The film is due to release in May. Arjun Kapoor also has a sister, Anshula Kapoor.
Mona and Boney Kapoor separated after being together for a long time and the producer married actress Sridevi in 1996.
Bollywood has been posting tweets in memory of Mona Kapoor. "Will always remember Mona Kapoor for her kindness and gentleness. Known her since she first met Boney Kapoor," posted Shekhar Kapur.
"Mona kapoor was one of the most gracious,dignified and loving human beings i knew...she felt only positivity for one and all...RIP ma'm...," posted Karan Johar.
Mona's funeral will be held tomorrow morning, said actress Sonam Kapoor, Boney Kapoor's niece.