The 80s and 90s were a great time for Indian cinema. It was a time when legendary movies such as Khuda Gawah, Gumrah, Mr. India, Chandni and Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja released along with many other hits. But all these movies had one thing in common. They were are starring the legendary actress Sridevi. But shockingly she is no more.
The veteran actress who had won the prestigious Padma Shree award was just 54 years old when this tragic incident happened. She had succumbed to cardiac arrest when she visited Dubai for her nephew’s wedding. The news was confirmed by a source close to the actresses’ family. They said she was in Dubai while her family members came back Sridevi, Boney and Sridevi ‘s younger daughter Kushi stayed back. Her elder daughter didn’t accompany them due to shooting schedule.
Her acting debut in Bollywood was for the movie “Solva Saman”. The first 5 years of her acting career were pretty quiet. Sridevi got her first commercial hit with the movie “Himmatwala”. After that movie, it was a life on the high road for the glamorous and talented actress. She gave many hits after that like Mawaali, Tohfa, Mr. India, Chandni, Sadma, Gumrah and much more.
There was a 15-year gap in her career after she starred in the movie “Judaai”. After the huge gap, “English Vinglish” which was released in 2012 marked her comeback. The film was a commercial success and Sridevi had also won many awards. After that, she has acted in many dramas like Mom and gave a cameo role in the movie Zero. The legend has worked in various languages and has done many versatile roles.
How The Film Industry Reacted To Sridevi Death News
Sridevi has 2 daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi. She is also the step-mother or Arjun Kapoor and Anshula. The news of her death brought dismay to many. Even actors and actresses took to Twitter to share their condolences. Here are some of the tweets made my these actors and actresses.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 25, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Just woke up to the terrible news of Sridevi passing. My heart goes out to her family. The world has lost a very talented person who left behind a huge legacy in film. #RIPSridevi
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) February 25, 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
Have witnessed Sridevi's life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint 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 (@ikamalhaasan) February 25, 2018
Shocked and devastated. An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry.
“Bijli giraane main hoon aayi, kehte hain mujhko hawa Hawaii” RIP dear #Sridevi. pic.twitter.com/nBrhmAlPlz
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) February 24, 2018
Big B also seemed to have a premonition about her death. “I am feeling uneasy and I don’t know why” is what he tweeted. The happened just before the death of Sridevi broke out.
T 2625 – न जाने क्यूँ , एक अजीब सी घबराहट हो रही है !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 24, 2018
Check out Sridevi’s last video
The film industry may never see another talent like that of Sridevi. She is one of the most versatile actresses who has done many amazing and challenging role during her career. This is truly a dark day for the film industry and for her fans as well. It is truly a burden when a famous actor passes away. It is a great loss to the film industry. This feeling was mutual when the legendary actor Vinod Khanna passed away due to cancer. Read more about that saddening news right here.