February 25 brought in the news of demise of veteran actress Sridevi. She died at age 54 in Dubai reportedly after cardiac arrest. She was in Dubai with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi to attend nephew and actor Mohit Marwah’s wedding.
The actor had married film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters.
Sridevi made her debut in 1978 with Solva Sawan. But it was only after five years, that she gained commercial success with Jeetendra-starrer Himmatwala. She has done some significant roles and has won million hearts. As per media reports, she had a cameo appearance in Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Zero. She has also reportedly signed Karan Johar’s Shiddat.
Condolences to the family have been pouring in from all quarters, as the news of her sudden and shocking death made it to social media. Her elder daughter Jahnvi Kapoor is set to make her debut with Karan Johar’s upcoming film Dhadak.
Pakistani actress Mahira tweeted, “So grateful to have grown up and lived in the times of Sridevi . Thank you for the movies, thank you for the magic. You shall live on forever.”
Actress Priyanka Chopra was one of the first few to react to the news. She wrote, “I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day .”
Khushi, Antra, Mohit, Boney and Sridevi line up in Dubai (Picture: Instagram)
Jacqueline Fernandez wrote, “An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon..”
Riteish Deshmukh expressed his grief on tweitetr, as he shared, “Terrible terrible news…. Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More”
Her co-star in several movies like Khuda Gawah, Aakhri Raasta and a few more, took to twitter to mark his inhibitions much before the new broke out. He wrote, “न जाने क्यूँ , एक अजीब सी घबराहट हो रही है!! (Don’t know why I feel so restless) ”
Further, Sushmita Sen revealed that she can’t get over the news, as she said, “I just heard Ma’am Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock…cant stop crying…”
Sridevi’s death has left Priety Zinta, “heartbroken & shocked”. She was shocked to hear about the new of her “All-time favourite actor”. “May god give peace to her soul & strength to the family #RIP,” she took to twitter.
Richa Chadha said, “Someone say this isn’t true #Sridevi”
Unbelievable Shocking & Heartbreaking to hear about the demise of #Sridevi, one of the talented Actress of Indian Cinema. Prayers and strength to the family. #OmShanti
Sonal Chauhan prayed for the wellbeing of the family as she wrote, “I still don’t know how to frame this. I don’t want to believe this. How can she be gone already?? RIP Sridevi Ma’am. Strength to family , especially the girls.”
Nimrat Kaur was “absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of #Sridevi. What a dark black terrible moment in time. Gutted,” she observed.