MUMBAI: In a major jolt to Indian film industry, actress Sridevi passed away on Sunday.
The 54-year-old actress reportedly died of cardiac arrest in Dubai, according to filmfare.
Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi was known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Sadma, and many more.
Celebrities from across the film industry took to Twitter and expressed their grief at the sudden demise of the veteran actress.
The heart breaks. #Sridevi No words.— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) February 24, 2018
Shocked beyond words. A legend & my favourite actress. RIP Sridevi Maam.— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) 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
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
Terrible terrible news.... Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More ... RIP— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 24, 2018
I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev ... you will be missed.— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) February 25, 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
The actress was in Dubai along with her husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi to attend wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah.
Joint by many, Sudhir Mishra an Indian film director and screenwriter, also grieved the death of Sridevi.
Sudhir Mishra said,"Sridevi was an ideal cinema actor. She had the capability to hold the responsibility of the entire movie on her shoulders. She could easily adapt herself to any kind of role that wAS given to her in a movie. Her demise is not only a loss for Bollywood but for the entire country."
He further told ANI that Sridevi was an icon and he is speechless over the untimely demise of the actress.
Johhny Lever, famous noted actor and comedian in Hindi cinema, tweeted, "Had met #Sridevi ji last month at the Mumbai Police show, and like always she had a beautiful smile on her face and we spoke in our mother tongue Telugu...A great actress and a lovely person, she will be deeply missed. #RIP (sic)"
Had met #Sridevi ji last month at the Mumbai Police show, and like always she had a beautiful smile on her face and we spoke in our mother tongue Telugu...A great actress and a lovely person, she will be deeply missed. #RIP— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) February 25, 2018
The actor died late on Saturday in Dubai after a cardiac arrest, while travelling to the city to attend a family wedding.
After acting in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films; she made her Bollywood debut in 1975's Julie. While landing her first starring role in the 1979 drama 'Solva Sawan'; she went on to star in a string commercial successes, including Himmatwala (1983) - which cemented her place as one of Bollywood's top stars, Mawaali (1983), Maqsad (1984), and Waqt Ki Awaz (1988).
Raj Babbar, Hindi and Punjabi film actor and politician belonging to Indian National Congress, tweeted,
....बस स्मृतियां शेष रह जाती हैं .... Memories of doing the 1986 'Suhagan' with her came in a flash, her versatility - her power to completely transform herself in front of the camera. #Sridevi ji - always a legend. There will never be another. pic.twitter.com/GAX9ZOFKy6— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) February 25, 2018
"Deeply shocked at the untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. She was one of India's finest - a very natural actor who excelled in every role she did. A rare combination of talent & charm. May her soul rest in peace (sic)."
(With inputs from ANI)