Legendary Actress Sridevi passes away


The sudden demise of veteran actor Sridevi has sent shockwaves throughout the Indian film industry with many Bollywood celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan mourning and expressing their condolences.The actor, who was 54, died late at Saturday night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.

The news of Sridevi’s death spread like wildfire with stars such as her contemporary Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen and Riteish Deshmukh taking to social media to express their grief.The first one, however, was Amitabh Bachchan who in a cryptic tweet wrote, “Don’t know why, feeling a strange restlessness.”

The megastar had worked with Sridevi in “Khuda Gawah” (1992).Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth tweeted that he had lost a dear friend.”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 #RIPSridevi… you will be missed,” he wrote.They together starred in “ChaalBaaz” and “Farishtay” among many others.Kamal Haasan, who worked with Sridevi in “Sadma”, the Hindi remake of their 1982 Tamil film “Moondram Pirai”, wrote on Twitter that the lullaby ‘Suramayi ankhiyon mein’ from the movie haunts him today.

“Have witnessed Sridevi’s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificent 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,” Haasan wrote.Her “Chandni” and “Nagina” co-star Rishi Kapoor said he is in complete shock to wake up to the news of Sridevi’s death.

“Woken up to this tragic news. Absolute shock. Sad. Heartfelt condolences to Boney and their two daughters!” he wrote. The actor has also changed his profile picture to an all-black image in mourning. Aamir said the actor will always be remembered with love and respect.”I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the untimely and tragic passing away of Srideviji. I have always been a huge fan of her work. Equally I have always been an admirer of her grace and dignity with which she conducted herself.

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