In what can be called as shocking and unexpected news, veteran actor Sridevi died in Dubai on Saturday after a cardiac arrest. She was just 54 years and her death has shocked the whole film industry as well as crores of her fans.
She was hailed as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema. She was in Dubai with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi to attend nephew and actor Mohit Marwah’s wedding.
Known for making a mark in male dominated Bollywood, it is said she used to charge more than all male stars in late 80’s. She married producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters.
Her sudden death shocked Bollywood as well eminent personalities across the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences. “Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace,” he said.’
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted: “Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates.”
Sridevi made her acting debut at the age of four, had many big hits like. She was especially noted for her impeccable timing as a comedienne. She took a 15-year-long break from movies in 1997, a year after her marriage. She returned in 2012’s “English Vinglish”. Sridevi stunned fans with her performance as a villainous queen in “Puli”, which also marked her comeback to Tamil cinema after a gap of more than two decades.
Last year, she was seen in revenge-drama — “Mom” — opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. She shot for a special appearance in superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film — “Zero” — which releases in December.
She made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with “Solva Sawan”. She has worked in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada. She was awarded with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2013.
Her popular Hindi films are “Tohfa” (1984), “Mr India” (1987) and “Chandni” (1989) “Sadma” (1983), “ChaalBaaz” (1989), “Lamhe” (1991), and “Gumrah” (1993).
She was truly a legend. Seensay.in wishes her soul rests in peace.