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.
SRIDEVI’S FILM CAREER
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’
“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.
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
No way what I am reading is true??!!!!! #Sridevi has passed away. This is so so sad. I am shocked. I have no words. Unbelievable. No way?! Absolutely no. Way!!!
— Anushka Arora (@Anushka_Arora) February 24, 2018
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon…
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 24, 2018
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) February 24, 2018
Totally in shock to hear #Sridevi demise!!
— bhagyashree (@bhagyashree123) February 24, 2018
#Sridevi ma’am just gone from this world like poof..Just can’t come to terms with it!!! Such a powerhouse of talent and such a huge loss for all of us. May she rest in peace … really sad
— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) February 24, 2018
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) February 24, 2018
I am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightening at this late hour of the night to learn about the shocking & tragic news & untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. Heartbroken. She was India’s sweetheart, an incredible artiste & a beautiful human being. Gone too soon. RIP.? pic.twitter.com/VEIveFY4tw
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) February 24, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his grief over the loss of the legendary actress and said he was saddened by her untimely demise.
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018