CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Leader of Opposition M K Stalin and several other political leaders on Sunday expressed shock over the demise of veteran film actress Sridevi.“The demise of the noted actor Sridevi fills me with sadness and shock,” the Governor said in a condolence message released here on Sunday. “She was a versatile professional who displayed a rare sense of talent and genius on the silver screen,” he said.
Conveying his deep condolences to the bereaved family, Purohit said “a daughter of TN, she won extraordinary praise and laurels by acting in over 200 films.”“The demise of Sridevi, who has carved a niche for her in the film industry for over 50 years, is not only a loss to the Tamil film fraternity but also to the Indian film industry,” the Chief Minister said.
Films such as Moontraam Pirai, Sivappu Rojakkal, Priya and Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu bear a testimony to her skill in acting, he noted, and added that she had the distinction of acting in several languages with versatility.Describing the demise of the veteran, versatile and vibrant actress Sridevi as untimely and unfortunate, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said, “Her impeccable life and illustrious career have impressed everyone surpassing generations.”
DMK working president M K Stalin said he was saddened over the death of the veteran actress, who had carved a niche for her in the silver screen.Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president S Thirunavukkarasar termed her demise “unbelievable”, “unfortunate” and “shocking”.
The death of Sridevi, who had achieved several feats in the film world, gradually growing from a child artist to a leading star, is an irreparable loss, said K Balakrishnan, State secretary, CPM.BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan expressed her heartfelt condolences to the family.DMDK founder Vijayakant and VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan also condoled the death of Sridevi.