Most versatile Bollywood actor Sri Devi passes away in Dubai due to cardiac arrest.She was 54.
In 1997, after the success of Judaai, Sridevi said goodbye to Bollywood.
Sridevi’s body might not be repatriated on Sunday as the last examination reports from Dubai authorities were not all set by late night, authorities handling the legal rules were priced estimate by the report. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30.
The actor’s sudden death has left the entire nation into shock and film and television fraternities have been mourning such a huge loss of the Indian cinema. A legend who will continue to live in our hearts through her stellar body of work. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma’s lullaby haunts me now.
Her death has not just left a void in the Indian film industry, but also closed an era and a chapter in the memories of generations.
She was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in 2013 by the Government of India. Over five decades, she starred in more than 150 films, including classics like Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma.
A noticeably leaner Sridevi made a successful return to the big screen 15 years later in Gauri Shinde’s “English Vinglish” (2012), playing a housewife taking English-language lessons. Last year’s Mom marked her final appearance and 300th film, in which she played a mother avenging her daughter’s sexual assault. Her most memorable on-screen pairing was with her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, while her most successful films were produced by husband Boney Kapoor. She will never be able to see the first film of her daughter.
All in all, it shall be an emotionally draining week for her family, her fans and everyone who was mesmerized by her enthralling and enchanting beauty and acting prowess. Their fierce competition was one of the worst kept secrets ever.
It’s said that Steven Spielberg, who was making “Jurassic Park” in 1993, wanted to cast the actress in the film. “You see what went wrong and try not to do the same mistake”, she had said. “When we asked him if she had any history of heart problems, he said” “All of us are in the state of shock as she had no history of heart ailments”.