‘Dark day’ for cinema: Legendary actress Sridevi dies of cardiac arrest at 54

Sridevi Boney Kapoor, the celebrated Bollywood actor whose contributions to Indian cinema won her a Padma Shri award, died of a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai on Saturday. She was 54.

Along with her husband Boney and younger daughter Khushi, Sridevi had travelled to the emirate to attend actor Mohit Marwah’s wedding.

Janhvi, Sridevi and Boney’s elder daughter couldn’t join them in Dubai as she was busy shooting for Shashank Khaitan’s Dhadak.

Well-wishers are now rushing to Sridevi’s house in Mumbai to be with Janhvi.


Known for her iconic roles in Hindi films such as Chandni, Nagina, Mr India, ChaalBaaz, and many more, Sridevi had acted in over 275 films including in regional cinema like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.

At the age of 4, Sridevi started her film career as a child artist in M.A. Thirumughams devotional Thunaivan.

With Julie (1974), she made her Bollywood debut as a child actor. In 1979, Sridevi starred as the leading lady in Solva Sawan, a remake of Bharathiraja’s Tamil film 16 Vayathinile .

For her contribution to Indian cinema over the years, Sridevi was awarded Padma Shri in 2013.

After 15 years of hiatus, Sridevi made a stellar comeback in Gauri Shinde’s film English Vinglish, which received a warm welcome at the box office.

She was last seen on the silver screen in a revenge thriller titled Mom.


“I have no words,” wrote Priyanka Chopra in a tweet. “Condolences to everyone who loved Sridevi. A dark day. RIP.”

Several other members of Indian film fraternity took to social media to express shock and grief early on Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his grief over the loss of the legendary actress and said he was saddened by her untimely demise.

Source Byindiatoday.in

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