Yes, it is shocking but true! Sridevi, the late 1960s actress, passed away on Saturday (24.02.18) in Dubai in a cardiac arrest at around 11 or 11.30 p.m. She was just 54 years old. She was with her husband, Boney Kapoor and youngest daughter, Khushi to attend her nephew, Mohit Marwah’s wedding in Dubai. This news has been confirmed by her brother-in-law, Sanjay Kapoor.
The Veteran actor, Sridevi died last night. Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan (Sridevi) is undoubtedly regarded as one of the biggest female stars, and before she entered in the Bollywood industry, she left her footprints in Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada.
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- Award for the best child actress in Malayalam film Poombata (1971).
- Sridevi also made a Bollywood debut in Julie (1975).
- Her 1st adult role was in Moondru Mudichu (1976), a Tamil film at the age of 13.
- She was awarded Padma Shri, the 4th Civilian honor in the year 2013 by the Government of India.
Films like Solva Sawan (1978), Mawaali” (1983), “Tohfa” (1984), “Gumrah” (1993), “Mr India” (1987) “ChaalBaaz” (1989), and “Chandni” (1989) “Lamhe” (1991), “Sadma” (1983), took her to the heights of her career.
Her recent film was “Mom,” a revenge-drama against Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. She has also shot a special appearance in SRK’s film “Zero” which releases in December.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “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 the 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.”
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Condolences from Sridevi’s colleagues:
“I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock…cant stop crying…”
– Sushmita sen
“An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon..“- Jacqueline Fernandez
“Woken up to this tragic news. Absolute shock. Sad. Heartfelt condolences to Boney and their two daughters!” – Rishi Kapoor
“Heartbroken & shocked to hear that my all-time favourite #Sridevi is no more. May God give peace to her soul & strength to the family #RIP”
– Preity zinta
“My favorite actress … a legend … and the kindest gentlest woman you could meet …a unbelievable tragedy this is ….. all my prayers and thoughts with the family.” – Katrina Kaif
“Terrible, terrible news…. Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI Ji No More … 🙏🏽 RIP”
– Riteish Deshmukh
“Have witnessed Sridevi’s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificent lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma’s lullaby haunts me now. We’ll miss her.”
– Kamal Haasan
“Really Shocked and disturbed to hear that Sridevi Ma’am is no more #RIP #Sridevi.”
– Sidharth Malhotra
“I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved # Sridevi. A dark day. RIP”
“Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about #Sridevi Ji. My prayers and condolences to the family.”
– Johny Lever
The most popular on-screen pair with Sridevi was with Anil Kapoor, her real-life brother-in-law while her best films were produced by Boney Kapoor.
Sridevi died, and this news raised a wave outside her Mumbai’s house with crowds. No doubt, the industry has made a great loss with the death of the most versatile actress of all times, Sridevi. Gorgeous and talented as she was, she shall always remain in our heart! May her soul rest in peace!