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Sridevi passes away at 54; Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, actress Jaya Prada pay tribute to first female superstar of Bollywood

Sridevi, The First Female Superstar Of Bollywood Died In The Wee Hours Of Sunday After A Cardiac Arrest. She Was 54.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 25 Feb 2018, 06:37:52 PM
Sridevi passes away at 54; Filmmaker Subhash Ghai pays tribute to the first female superstar of Bollywood (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Sridevi, the first female superstar of Bollywood died in the wee hours of Sunday after a cardiac arrest. She was 54. 

The actress was attending nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding along with husband Boney kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor in Dubai.

Fans and followers went into a huge shock after the news of her sudden demise broke into the internet. 

Confirming the news of her death, Sanjay Kapoor, brother of Boney Kapoor said, “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here. I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” reported Indian Express.

From fans and well wishers to entire film and television fraternity, everyone has been mourning the loss of the actress.

Meanwhile, paying his tribute to the 'Lamhe' actress, Filmmaker Subhash Ghai said, "Sri Devi worked with me in karma as an actor in 1985. A quite lady with bundle of talent.  A pure magical screen actor of india. We can never get other sri Devi again on screen."

"I am deeply grieved for this shocking loss. . she  has not been one of the finest actor  but the finest  actor of indian of cinema since 1985.  

Introvert by nature she was electricity with thunder in front  of camera.  She Wud shock directors by her each shot taken on her on the sets.  May it be dance drama or romance. She was uncrowned queen of acting in all languages in her times. I knew her as a person for being my friend Boney's wife," he added.

"She was purely traditional house wife. Great Mother n perfect host for guests at home . We all loved her with great respect.  Best thing in her life I observed that she maintained her dignity n integrity as an actor n person both constantly at any Cost in this demanding industry. Her work on screen will be written in text books of acting. May it be first sadma or Mom the latest God bless her soul peace," Ghai concluded.

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Expressing her grief over Sridevi's demise actress Jaya Prada told ANI, It feels like a bad dream. I couldn't believe until I saw it on TV. We worked together in several movies. Sridevi was a wonderful actress and mother. It was her dream to see her daughters rule silver screen just like her, but Jhanvi couldn't meet her mother in her last time.

It's shocking. No one had thought that this would happen. She had just returned to films. As an actor she could carry films on her shoulders. She was a pan-Indian actress and an icon of our industry. My heart goes out to her family, said filmmaker Sudhir Mishra who was shaken by the news of Sridevi's death.

It's a big loss not only for all film industries of India but also for the nation. She was a legend of the film fraternity. As an actor I think my journey is incomplete because I didn't get to do a film with her. Her name, her work will live on forever, said Vivek Oberoi on Sridevi.

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First Published : 25 Feb 2018, 05:54:34 PM