Politicians including Piyush Goyal and Hema Malini offered condolences over Bollywood actor Sridevi's sudden death. A Padma Shri recipient, Sridevi passed away at 54 on Saturday night due to a cardiac arrest in Dubai. Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal said, "I was shocked to hear the news of her demise. She played an important role in the field of performing arts. We all have seen her capabilities on the screen. This is a huge loss for the nation." Hema Malini said, "Yeh khabar sunke bahot shock laga. Humne kabhi socha bhi nahi tha. Unhone apne talent se kaafi logon ko prabhaavit kiya. She was a wonderful actress and unhone apna sthaan banaya hindi film industry mein. It is a big loss for Bollywood."