Opinion

The “hawa hawai” girl is no more… Legendary actress Sridevi passes away leaving behind a shock to her fans!!!

‘Can’t believe Sridevi is no more’: Fans in shock, mourn the loss of Bollywood legend on social media

Sridevi, the Bollywood legend known for films such as Chandni, Sadma and more recently Mom, passed away in Dubai after a massive cardiac arrest at the age of 54. Soon after confirmation of Sridevi’s passing away, social media portals were flooded with condolence messages.

In what has come as a shocking news to Bollywood followers across the world, veteran actor Sridevi died after a sudden and massive cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 54. The Indian film industry legend was in Dubai attending the wedding of Mohit Marwah with husband Boney and younger daughter Khushi. Elder daughter Janhvi was in Mumbai at the time due to the shooting of her upcoming debut film.

Her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news, saying, “It roughly happened around 11-11.30pm. I don’t know more details yet.” The news of the actor’s passing, which came dead into the night on February 25, was met with disbelief and shock. Fans and members of the film industry took to Twitter to mourn the loss of an actress who had captured the hearts of millions over a career spanning almost four decades.

PM Narendra Modi expressed his condolence on the death of the legendary actress through twitter.

Soon after confirmation of Sridevi’s passing away, online portals such as Twitter and Facebook were flooded with condolence messages, with fans sharing their favourite photos of the actor, their favourite Sridevi movies and instances of when they last saw her on the screen. Members of the film fraternity took to Twitter to give pay Sridevi a tribute. Here are some of tweets paying tribute to the actor whose sudden passing has left a hole in the Bollywood landscape.

Sridevi with Manish Malhotra… She was in Dubai to attend a marriage…. Life is so unpredictable and short… Shocked …. Unbelievable… Icon and a fine human being… Thank u for giving us those amazing moments. “english vinglish” was last I saw her in movies.. RIP #Sridevi

After staying away from the spotlight for quite a while, Sridevi made a huge comeback in the movie “English Vinglish”. Not only did she regain her place as an actor par excellence, but also as a fashion icon.
Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi had worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before debuting in Hindi films. She had started her career as a child artiste, and grew up to be one of the biggest female stars India ever had. The government of India awarded her Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.

Sridevi began acting at the age of four and 1976’s Moondru Mudichu, opposite Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth, was one of her earliest films as an adult lead. She and Mr Haasan co-starred in several films, both Tamil and Hindi – perhaps the most famous of which are the acclaimed Moondram Pirai, for which Mr Haasan received a National Award, and its Bollywood remake Sadma. Their credits together also include 16 Vayathinile and Guru.

 

Sridevi, star of blockbusters such as Nagina, Mr India, Chaal Baaz and Chandni, took a break of many years after marrying Boney Kapoor in 1996. She returned to the screen in 2012’s English Vinglish and was last seen in 2017’s MOM. Sridevi is survived by her husband and two daughters, Janhvi, who is filming her debut project Dhadak and was not in Dubai with the family, and Khushi.


Advithi

Tags

Related Articles

Close