Popular Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest. The news was confirmed by Sridevi’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. Sridevi was with her husband and younger daughter Khushi in Dubai at the time of her death. The Kapoor family were in Dubai to attend the wedding of Mohit Marwah.
According to a report in Indian Express, Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news by saying, “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.”
The news of Sridevi’s death has not only shocked the film industry, but also cricketers and politicians.
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon...— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) 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
Terrible terrible news.... Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More ... ?? RIP— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 24, 2018
Shocked and devastated. An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry.— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) February 24, 2018
“Bijli giraane main hoon aayi, kehte hain mujhko hawa Hawaii” RIP dear #Sridevi. pic.twitter.com/nBrhmAlPlz
Woke up to the shocking news about #Sridevi ji. In complete disbelief! Gone too soon. Rest in Peace.— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) February 25, 2018
Can’t believe it, my most fav actress #Sridevi ji is no more. It’s a huge loss. Met her so many times in last couple of months and she was always so kind and gracious. You’ll be missed ma’am. We all love you and very proud of you and your achievements.— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) February 25, 2018
Really enjoyed meeting Bollywood icon Sri Devi on my recent trip to India. So sad to hear the news of the death of such a terrifically talented actress, performer and producer. #SriDevi pic.twitter.com/5wDvH8xUwD— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) February 24, 2018
Absolutely devastating news!!!!!!! The sudden passing of #Sridevi ji is so tragic! Worst worst horrible news.. One of #Bollywood ‘s brightest fires.. icon of an era, queen of hearts & an artist beyond compare! Deepest condolences to the family ?????? https://t.co/zlkvFC4Aul— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 24, 2018
“I have no words to express how i feel. We have grown up seeing her. It is difficult to digest that she is not with us. My heartiest condolences to her family,” former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said.
Telangana CM Chandrababu Naidu said, “As a multi lingual actress, especially for the Telugus, Sridevi became the most favourite heroine. She remains as a proud actress of India with her unparalleled acting skills.”
Sridevi began acting as a child artist in Tamil films at the age of 4 and became a popular child actor having been a part of several Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She first made an appearance in Bollywood in 1975 in the film Julie, in which she played the lead actor Lakshmi’s little sister.
She began playing the lead in Tamil films at the age of 13 with Moondru Mudichu and was part of several popular hits including 16 Vayathinile, Sigappu Rojakkal, Premabhishekam and Moondram Pirai.
Sridevi’s debut as a lead in Hindi films began with Solva Sawan in 1978 and she never looked back. Films like Himmatwala, Mawali and Tohfa made her immensely popular among the masses. But it was her performance in films like Sadma, Mr India, Chandni, Chaalbaaz, Nagina and Lamhe that eventually made her a superstar.
The actor took a break from films after marrying producer Boney Kapoor in 1996. Sridevi made a comeback to films in 2012 with English Vinglish, which was both a critical as well as commercial success.
Sridevi was honoured with the Padmashri in 2013 and the actor has won 5 Filmfare awards in her long and distinguished career in showbiz.
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