Vastavam web: The sudden demise of veteran actor Sridevi has sent shockwaves throughout the Indian film industry with many Bollywood celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan mourning and expressing their condolences.The actor, who was 54, died late at Saturday night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.The first one, however, was Amitabh Bachchan who in a cryptic tweet wrote, “Don’t know why, feeling a strange restlessness.”
The megastar had worked with Sridevi in “Khuda Gawah” (1992).Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth tweeted that he had lost a dear friend.They together starred in “ChaalBaaz” and “Farishtay” among many others.Kamal Haasan, who worked with Sridevi in “Sadma”, the Hindi remake of their 1982 Tamil film “Moondram Pirai”, wrote on Twitter that the lullaby ‘Suramayi ankhiyon mein’ from the movie haunts him today.Her “Chandni” and “Nagina” co-star Rishi Kapoor said he is in complete shock to wake up to the news of Sridevi’s death.
“Woken up to this tragic news. Absolute shock. Sad. Heartfelt condolences to Boney and their two daughters!” he wrote. The actor has also changed his profile picture to an all-black image in mourning.”My heartfelt condolences to everyone in the family. I join all the millions of her fans in mourning her demise…” Aamir wrote in a statement on Twitter.
Madhuri Dixit, one of Sridevi’s contemporaries, also took to Twitter to mourn the demise of the actor.”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.”Director Shekhar Kapur, who worked with Sridevi in the iconic “Mr India” called the actor’s death the end of an era.
“Sridevi gone. It’s like an era is over. Like life turning a new chapter. A beautiful story just ended. An amazing spirit just vanished leaving us with amazing love, memories, and incredible grief,” he wrote.Director Subhash Ghai called the actor “the uncrowned queen of acting in all languages in her times”.Actor-BJP MP Hema Malini said Sridevi’s death is a loss to the Indian film industry, which would never be compensated.
“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 and I’ve seen their daughters grow up. My prayers are with the family,” she tweeted.
Anupam Kher, who has collaborated with Sridevi in films such as “Chaalbaaz”, “Karma”, “Laadla” and “Chandni” among others, said he cannot bring himself to talk about the actor in past tense.Hansal Mehta said he was planning to approach the actor with a project but was too late.
“There will never be another #Sridevi. I was about to approach her for a film. That film will now be dedicated to her. If it finds an actor.””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,” Akshay wrote.
Alia Bhatt wrote a condolence message for her “icon” on Twitter.