Hindi Film Industry’s icon and chirpy actress Sridevi’s sad demise shocked Nation as well as Movie world. India’s gifted actress passed away after a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 55. Sridevi, husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi were in Dubai to attend Mohit Marwah’s marriage.
Sanjay Kapoor verified the news to a daily stating, “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet.”
Presently, sympathizers and fans are rushing to Sridevi’s house in Mumbai to be by her elder daughter Janhvi’s side who couldn’t be in Dubai due to her shooting of a film.
Sridevi Kapoor also know s Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan was born on 13 August 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Now her sad demise happened on 24 February 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates due to cardiac arrest. She was an Indian film actress and producer who has starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. She was famous as the first female “superstar” of India. She has pan-Indian appeal and presence.
Sridevi began her career as a child artist in M.A. Thirumugham’s devotional Thunaivan at the age of four and continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies. She made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in the hit Julie (1975) and essayed her first adult role at age 13 with the Tamil movie Moondru Mudichu (1976).
The legendary Sridevi proven herself as one of the leading actresses of Tamil and Telugu cinema, with roles such as 16 Vayathinile (1977), Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), Meendum Kokila (1981), Premabhishekam (1981), Moondram Pirai (1982), Aakhari Poratam (1988), Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari (1990) and Kshana Kshanam (1991).
Bollywood’s icon and vivacious actress made her debut as a lead actress in Solva Sawan (1978) and tatsed success with the movie Himmatwala (1983). She appeared in a string of commercially successful flicks such as Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). She also received critical acclaim for commercially successful flicks such as Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994) and Judaai (1997). Sridevi has won five Filmfare Awards and has been nominated ten times.
Sridevi did comeback infilms after a 15-year-long hiatus with English Vinglish in 2012 after fulfilling her family responsibilities. Sridevi was last seen in the film MOM produced by husband Boney Kapoor.
The Government of India awarded her the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor in 2013. She was also voted ‘India’s Greatest Actress in 100 Years’ in a CNN-IBN national poll conducted in 2013 on the occasion of the centenary of Indian cinema.
Bollywood celebs took social media to express their condolences as below given:
Priyanka Chopra posted, “I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day. RIP”
Sidharth Malhotra posted, “Really Shocked and disturbed to hear that Sridevi Ma’am is no more #RIP #Sridevi.”
Preity Zinta posted, “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”.
Riteish Deshmukh wrote, “Terrible terrible news…. Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More…RIP”.
Jacqueline Fernandez tweeted, “An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon…”.
Fans condoled the death of an icon and an actress par excellence. Amitabh Bachchan, who acted with Sridevi in numerous movies including Khuda Gawah posted a cryptic tweet hour before the news of the actor’s demise came out. He tweeted, “Na Jaane kyun, ek ajeeb si gabhrahat ho rahi hai (Don’t know why, but I am feeling nervous and anxious)”
Sridevi is survived by daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor and husband Boney Kapoor.
Our heartiest and tearful condolence for our legendary icon Sridevi. RIP to Sridevi.