Dubai, February 25 (The Express Tribune): Bollywood diva Sridevi passed away in Dubai on Saturday following a cardiac arrest, reported Filmfare. She was 54.
The first female superstar of Bollywood was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi at the time of death. Sridevi along with her family were in UAE to attend the wedding ceremony of nephew Mohit Marwah.
It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay confirmed the news to The Indian Expres.
Currently, well wishers are rushing to Sridevi’s house in Mumbai to be by her elder daughter Janhvi’s side who couldn’t be in Dubai due to her shooting schedule.
Sridevi was last seen in Sajal Aly and Adnan Siddiqui’s Bollywood debut, Mom, which also started Akshaye Khanna and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Born Sridevi Ayyappan
Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, Sridevi had worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films before entering Bollywood. 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 honor, in 2013.
The entire industry seems to be in mayhem and posted their condolences…
In an obituary in The Express Tribune Pakistani film buff Umnia Shahid writes:
A jagged piece of raw glass stabbing your insides repeatedly – that’s what the death of Bollywood icon Sridevi feels like.
From making us fall utterly and unapologetically in love with her oversized, ridiculously expressive eyes in Lamhe or making us laugh till our lungs gasped for air in Chaalbaaz – the girl who made us obsess over yellow dupattas by making them look ethereal in Chandni, Sridevi was a magnanimous force of beauty and soul – possessed with a vigor that was simply infectious.
Inimitable – that’s one word to describe her. She swept me off my feet with her comeback film English Vinglish. Unlike many other movie stars, this one made me feel. Her eyes spoke louder than words and her megawatt smile – that smile; that image is just embossed within.
Her boisterous persona and uninhibited performances made her ‘the it’ girl. She was a timeless beauty and as I sit here reminiscing all her songs that seem to be re-playing in my mind, a gloom envelops me in waves.
How could it be, I ask myself. Why couldn’t it be a hoax? The death of her sudden death raises so many questions. A star so fit, so energetic and so immersed in her work and family – how is she gone?
For some reason it’s just too unbelievable. A cardiac arrest? As in, no one saw it coming. There was no medical issue, no life threatening disease, no accident. It just doesn’t appear to be a natural death.
She looked like an earthy dream at the wedding ceremony. No signs of depression or marital trouble either…
She was dressing up and looking vibrant – better than ever, in fact
And the saddest, most emotionally detrimental part is that the Mom beauty who was exemplary mother, was promoting her daughter Jahnvi’s debut movie with a passion; Jahnvi is being launched into Bollywood by the prolific film-maker Karan Johar.
May your soul rest in eternal peace my goddess.