Sridevi passes away: Bollywood mourns sudden demise of legendary actress
Bollywood actors including Riteish Deshmukh, Priyanka Chopra, Bhagyashree, Sushmita Sen, Nimrat Kaur, Richa Sharma took to Twitter to express grief over the loss
The news of the demise of Bollywood actress Sridevi has left the entertainment fraternity in a deep state of shock.
Bollywood actors including Riteish Deshmukh, Priyanka Chopra, Bhagyashree, Sushmita Sen, Nimrat Kaur, Richa Sharma took to twitter to express grief over the loss.
The first one, however, was megastar Amitabh Bachchan who in a cryptic tweet wrote, "Don't know why, feeling a strange restlessness."
Just woke up to the terrible news of Sridevi passing. My heart goes out to her family. The world has lost a very talented person who left behind a huge legacy in film. #RIPSridevi— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) February 25, 2018
Nothing makes sense. I have no words.. just completely shocked. RIP Sri Devi. My icon forever. Love you.— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 25, 2018
She will live on in our hearts. RIP Sridevi ji.— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) February 25, 2018
CANNOT believe this. I have no words. Rip Sridevi ma’am. You were the most beautiful. Strength to Boney uncle, jahnvi, khushi and the whole family. âÂÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂ— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) February 25, 2018
I am shocked . I have no words. My condolences to the family , friends and fans of cinemas darling ... Sridevi ji .. #RIPSridevi— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 24, 2018
Sridevi’s sudden passing away has left me in deep shock. Can’t imagine how such a bubbly person, a wonderful actor, is no more.She has left a void in the industry that cannot be filled. Boney is a good friend & I’ve seen their daughters grow up. My prayers are with the familyðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 25, 2018
Shocked stunned. Still see her laughing talking. Unbelievable. Actor par excellence. A school in herself.. learnt so much from her. Still can’t believe it . A huge loss. #Sridevi— Kajol (@KajolAtUN) February 25, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 24 February 2018
Terrible terrible news.... Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More ... ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ½ RIP— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) 24 February 2018
This cannot be true... Shocked and Shattered... Rip Mam @SrideviBKapoor ... Life is not Fair.. This is not Fair— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) February 25, 2018
Just can’t believe somebody so powerful and pure to have passed. Rest in peace #Sridevi ji ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ so saddened to hear this, condolences to the family ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) February 25, 2018
Woken up to Absolute Shock and Disbelief ! Tragic news ! Im at a loss of words,can’t comprehend this at all! Why? Gone Too soon ,Sri , my heart goes out to Boneyji,jahnvi and Khushi at this moment. Condolences and Prayers . #sridevi— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) February 25, 2018
Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ»— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2018
Shocked ! I can’t even believe this ... this can’t be true . Still in shock . This is the darkest day in Indian cinema . A legend , A true star , an act par excellence , any amount of words will fall flat to express the demise of #sridevi ji , gone to soon .— Hansika (@ihansika) February 25, 2018
Woke up to the shocking news about #Sridevi ji. In complete disbelief! Gone too soon. Rest in Peace.— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) February 25, 2018
Can’t believe it, my most fav actress #Sridevi ji is no more. It’s a huge loss. Met her so many times in last couple of months and she was always so kind and gracious. You’ll be missed ma’am. We all love you and very proud of you and your achievements.— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) February 25, 2018
Shaken and shocked beyond words... RIP #Sridevi ji... she will truly shine forever... prayers and condolences to her family and fans... ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ»— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) February 25, 2018
Such shocking news!! Just breaks my heart. Can’t believe we’ve lost a gem #Sridevi ji ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ½ I absolutely loved every piece of work she did, true fan.. Rip #Srideviji— Jamie Lever (@Its_JamieLever) February 25, 2018
This is too sudden & unexpected. #Sridevi no more, just sounds wrong. So young and so much more talent yet to be explored... RIP Sridevi...— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) February 25, 2018
Shocked by the news! Condolences to the family. RIP #Sridevi ji! ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Kumar Sanu (@SingerKumarSanu) February 25, 2018
Still can't believe what I just read..no words.. :( RIP #Sridevi— Nikitin Dheer (@nikitindheer) February 25, 2018
Woken up to this tragic news. Absolute shock. Sad. Heartfelt condolences to Boney and their two daughters!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 25, 2018
Have witnessed Sridevi's life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint 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— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 25, 2018
Sridevi, known for her versatility as an actor, made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with "Solva Sawan". But it was only after five years with Jeetendra-starrer "Himmatwala" that she gained commercial success.
Before her entry into Bollywood, the actor had been a known face in South Indian films. She made her debut as a child artist in in Tamil film "Thunaivan" in 1969. She also worked in Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films.
Sridevi's beguiling eyes, scintillating screen presence and acting prowess soon made her one of the most sought-after actors in the Hindi film industry. While films like "Mawaali" (1983), "Tohfa" (1984), "Mr India" (1987) and "Chandni" (1989) kept her at the top in the box-office game, her outings like "Sadma" (1983), "ChaalBaaz" (1989), "Lamhe" (1991), and "Gumrah" (1993) earned her critical acclaim.
She went on a hiatus for 15 years after starring in home production "Judaai", co-starring her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar. It was director Gauri Shinde's "English Vinglish" in 2012 that marked Sridevi's comeback. Her nuanced performance as a middle-class woman, learning to speak English to feel accepted by her family, won accolades, and the film was also a commercial success. Last year, she was seen in revenge-drama, "Mom", opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna. She also shot for a special appearance in superstar Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming film, "Zero", which releases in December.
Sridevi was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.
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