Sridevi passes away at 54: Film fraternity mourns death of veteran actress

Celebrities from across the film industry took to Twitter and expressed their grief at the sudden demise of the veteran actress Sridevi.

Published: 25th February 2018 03:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2018 09:38 PM   |  A+A-

Actress Sridevi (File | AFP)

By Online Desk

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.

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The actress was in Dubai along with her husband Boney Kapoor and her younger daughter Khushi to attend wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah.

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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)"

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,

"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)


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