The world was shocked when the news of legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi passing away surfaced. She was 54 and reportedly died of massive cardiac arrest in Dubai where she had gone to Dubai to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah along with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor. The recent pictures of the mother-daughter duo were winning the internet over the past week.
Sridevi started her career as a child at the age of 4 with Thunaivan in the year 1969 and then in the year 1975, she made her Bollywood debut with Julie.
Her first adult role was at the age of 13 years in the Tamil Movie Moondru Mudichu in the year 1976 and subsequently, Solva Sawan in the year 1978 was her first Bollywood movie as the lead actress. She gained a lot of attention from her box office hits such as Himmatwala (1983), Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988), Chandni (1989), Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah (1993), Laadla (1994) and Judaai (1997).
She took a 15-year hiatus from movies after her wedding with Boney Kapoor and then returned to the silver screen with English Vinglish in 2012 and was last seen in Mom (2017), where her role was greatly admired by the critics. She made her way to become India’s first female “superstar” as she was greatly admired not only in Hindi cinema but also in a number of Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Malayalam Movies.
Sridevi was surely a powerhouse and a great dancer of her times. Many actresses looked up to her and were inspired by her exceptional skills. She has won a number of accolades including the Filmfare awards and the fourth highest Civilian honor by the Government of India – the Padma Shri.
Sridevi was a big support and a mentor to her daughters Janhvi and Khushi and was so excited for Janhvi’s debut movie Dhadak that she was seen accompanying her and guiding her all the way. Sadly she couldn’t live long enough to see Janhvi’s debut in Bollywood. (Co-incidently, Mona Kapoor, Boney Kapoor’s first wife, also passed away before Arjun Kapoor’s debut movie).
As a matter of fact, Amitabh Bachchan who has worked with the actress in a number of movies had a strange premonition just hours before her death.
T 2625 – न जाने क्यूँ , एक अजीब सी घबराहट हो रही है !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 24, 2018
Many celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief over the news and have offered their condolences to the family.
I am shocked . I have no words. My condolences to the family , friends and fans of cinemas darling … Sridevi ji .. #RIPSridevi
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 24, 2018
I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock…cant stop crying…
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) February 24, 2018
The fans of this amazing actress will perhaps take a long time to come to terms with the news and she has actually GONE TOO SOON!! Her death is nothing less than the end of an era.
Rest in Peace!