Legendary Bollywood actor Sridevi no more
KATHMANDU: Legendary Bollywood actor Sridevi Kapoor, fondly known as Sridev , passed away in Dubai on Saturday night. She was 54.
The actress suffered a major cardiac arrest and breathed her last on Saturday night. The veteran actor was attending her nephew's wedding along with her family members in Dubai.
The superstar's brother-in-law, actor Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news of her death stating it had happened roughly around 11-11:30 on Saturday night.
The actress had made her Bollywood debut as a child artist in 1975 with the movie Julie. Her most iconic movies include Chandani, Mr India, Mawali, Nagina and English Vinglish among others.
In 2013, the Indian government had honoured Sridevi with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour.
Her last movie would be 'Zero', which is yet to release. In the movie, she has shared screen space with various other actors including Shah Rukh Khan.
Meanwhile, various personalities have expressed their condolences on social media over the demise of the actor. The President and the Prime Minister of India too have expressed their condolences on twitter.
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 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
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 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
— Keki Adhikari (@KekiAdhikari) 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
Woke up to the shocking news about #Sridevi ji. In complete disbelief! Gone too soon. Rest in Peace.
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) February 25, 2018
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) February 25, 2018
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 25, 2018
Shocked and devastated. An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry.
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) February 24, 2018
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about #Sridevi Ji. My prayers and condolences to the family.
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) February 24, 2018
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) February 24, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Totally in shock to hear #Sridevi demise!!
— bhagyashree (@bhagyashree123) February 24, 2018
— soundarya rajnikanth (@soundaryaarajni) February 25, 2018